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Review of Waddesdon: A parish and village placed nine and a half km west of the large town of Aylesbury, Waddesdon is a traditional farming community that has a church which dates from the thirteenth century. Recognized as the location of the fabulous Waddesdon Manor, erected by the rich Rothschilds dynasty in the Renaissance style of a sixteenth century French chateau (today taken care of by the National Trust), Waddesdon has been basically an estate village since the late 19th century.

Still peppered with buildings established for the Rothschilds (the village hall, the Five Arrows hotel & housing built for manor staff), present day Waddesdon has a population of about 2,097 (census of 2011). Waddesdon parish covers approximately 7,000 acres (together with Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham & Wormstone). Waddesdon in the past had a rail station which connected it with neighbouring Aylesbury, this has long since closed and the village can only be got to by road (A41).

Waddesdon Manor and GardensWaddesdon's Past History: Definitely a Saxon village previous to the Norman conquest, the manor of Waddesdon was possessed by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those far off, for the most part undocumented days. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was described as being retained by Miles Crispin and having a worth of 27 hides. The manor of Waddesdon finally passed on to John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough in the 19th century, having changed hands over and over over the past centuries. Politician, art enthusiast and a successful Austrian banking dynasty, Ferdinand de Rothschild, bought the whole Buckinghamshire landed estate of the 7th Duke of Marlborough in eighteen seventy four, which included Waddesdon and surrounding areas.

Waddesdon Manor House: The remarkable Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance style of a sixteenth century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars, was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, based on a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate passed down to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, Baron Ferdinand's sister, after he died in 1898. In addition to holding the Baron's large collection of furniture, tapestries and art, the Manor also served as a family residence. A brand new tourist attraction appeared at the time the National Trust took control of the administration of the Manor after the death of James de Rothschild. There are various aspects that entice sightseers to Waddesdon Manor and these include fine restaurants, conference rooms, gift shops, child's corner, a top notch wedding venue, a garden centre and a lot more added to the gardens and the incredible building itself with its displays of fine art, sculptures and French furniture. Waddesdon Manor in addition plays host to a lot of activities and events all year long for instance art displays, carol singing, food markets, horticultural events and wine tastings.

Over the years, Waddesdon was a primarily agricultural community and as well as the most current name has been known variously as Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century). During the eighteenth century local people momentarily delved into silk manufacturing, with a small factory becoming founded in 1843 providing an offshoot of the much larger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Lace manufacture was also accomplished by many of the female inhabitants of the parish in the middle to late nineteenth century. The erection of Waddesdon's parish church Saint Michael & All Angels started in 1190, it was extended and embellished many times throughout the generations, particularly throughout the medieval & Victorian periods. The Font dates from about 1400, the church tower was reconstructed in 1892, taking the place of the one erected in the 14th century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly attractive, the well regarded marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Bucks, boasts a fantasticly inspiring back drop for your perfect wedding experience anytime throughout the year. Nestled in a relaxed waterside setting among stunning gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a pleasant private building on the Waddesdon Estate, expertly made for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the nineteenth Century and for more than a century the countryside residence of the Rothschild household. You and your guests will experience an idea of that fortunate lifestyle: superlative food, superb wines, & skilled service with full exclusivity guaranteed. The fantastic Dairy at Waddesdon holds a license for civil wedding ceremonies outside under cover beside the lakeside pavilion, inside the West Hall, underneath the Antler Chandelier and in the Winter Garden. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Relatively convenient for going to Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor & surrounded by attractive open landscapes, this wonderful holiday cottage enjoys spectacular views and is perfectly equipped throughout, which makes it well suited for a relaxing trip or weekend break. The property is based on the outskirts of the charming little village of Ashendon roughly 5 miles drive from Waddesdon.

Enjoying a large back garden, with BBQ, outside furniture and plenty of fruit trees, this property boasts a warm and comfortable wooden beamed lounge that has an open fireplace to warm you on chilly evenings, in the spacious kitchen you'll notice an AGA stove, excellent for cooking a home cooked breakfast right before heading off to explore.

This holiday cottage is just a short amble away from the heart of the village featuring its traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), serving fine ales and excellent food, and apart from Waddesdon, is handy for checking out such locations as Haddenham, Aylesbury, Cuddington and Chearsley, in addition close by are the Chilterns. This great holiday home is great for a break whenever the mood takes you.

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