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Review of Waddesdon: Placed around 9.5 kilometers west of the town of Aylesbury, the parish and village of Waddesdon is an ancient farming area having a thirteenth century church. The renowned Waddesdon Manor is positioned outside the village, established in 16th century Renaissance style by the well-to-do Rothschild dynasty in the late 19th C.

With a present populace of roughly 2,000 (2011), Waddesdon today is still peppered with buildings built for the Rothschilds (housing built for manor personnel, the Five Arrows hotel and the village hall). Waddesdon parish (including Wormstone, Westcott, Woodham and Eythrope) covers over seven thousand acres. Once connected with near by Aylesbury via train, Waddesdon train station has long been shut down and the village can just be accessed by road (A41).

Waddesdon ManorWaddesdon Over the Centuries: Certainly a Saxon village just before the Norman conquest, the manor of Waddesdon was controlled by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those far off, for the most part unrecorded days. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was documented to be held by Miles Crispin and having a worth of 27 hides. Later on Waddesdon manor was accorded to Henry of Oxford and then to the Courtenay family, it changed control oftentimes until ultimately passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. Politician, art enthusiast and one of a wealthy Austrian banking dynasty, Ferdinand de Rothschild, obtained the complete Buckinghamshire estate of the Duke of Marlborough in eighteen seventy four, including Waddesdon.

Waddesdon Manor: The distinctive Waddesdon Manor House, in the Rebirth (Renaissance) style of a 16th c French chateau, wine cellars and all, was put up by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, according to a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate passed to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, the Baron's sister, after he passed away in 1898. An exciting new visitor attraction was born when the National Trust took control of the managing of Waddesdon Manor right after the passing of James de Rothschild. Waddesdon Manor is known for a world-famous displays of works of art and furniture, huge landscaped gardens, an amazing wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, plant centre, online shop, conference rooms, child's area, high class restaurants, giftshops and additionally boasts marriage facilities (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Different functions and events take place at Waddesdon Manor year round such as carol singing, food markets, art shows, wine tastings, and horticultural shows.

Over the ages, Waddesdon has been a primarily farming village and as well as the current name has been called varyingly as Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century). During the 18th century the village briefly explored the possibility of silk manufacture, when a small factory becoming established in 1843 as an addition to the much bigger factory in nearby Aylesbury. Pillow lace making was in addition performed by a lot of the ladies of the parish during the mid to late nineteenth century. In around 1190 building began on Waddesdon's parish church of St Michael and All Angels, the current tower superseded a fourteenth century one in 1892, the font is dated 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Remarkably beautiful, the well regarded marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, offers a remarkably super romantic back drop to make the ultimate wedding experience at any time of year. Sitting in a relaxed waterside setting amid marvelous gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a sensational private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, expertly developed for the Rothschild family during the nineteenth Century and for more than 100 years the country residence of the Rothschild household. You, your family and guests will experience a flavor of that privileged way of life: outstanding food, quality wines, and high quality service with full exclusivity assured. The impressive Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil marriages in the West Hall, the Wintergarden, beneath the Antler Chandelier and outside under the cover of the lakeside Pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

A selection of Waddesdon streets and roads: Waddesdon Hill, Baker Street, Warmstone Lane, Little Britain, The Square, Orchard Close, Taylors Corner, Sharps Close, Anstey Close, Frederick Street, Goss Avenue, Grove Way, Queen Street, School Lane, Wood Street, Chestnut Close, New Street, The Grove, Silk Street, Warmstone Close, High Street, Rose Terrace, Quainton Road, Rectory Drive, Eythrope Road.

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Orchard Cottage Ashendon - 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Really convenient for checking out Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor & looking over picturesque open countryside, this fantastic rental cottage enjoys superb views & is beautifully furnished throughout, that makes it well suited for a restful holiday or weekend break. The cottage is positioned on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Ashendon about four miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Boasting a substantial back garden, with barbecue, outside furniture and a large number of fruit trees, this property has a comfy and cosy beamed lounge having an open fire for getting warm on those chilly days, in the kitchen area you will find an AGA range, great for preparing a home-made breakfast right before heading off on your travels.

This cottage is only a short stroll from the heart of the village boasting a classic pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing real ale and exceptional food, and other than Waddesdon, is great for visiting such areas as Haddenham, Aylesbury, Cuddington and Chearsley, furthermore nearby are the Chilterns. This superb property is made for a holiday winter or summer.

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