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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire is a historic agricultural community to be found approximately nine and a half km west of Aylesbury, it has a church first built in the thirteenth century. Recognized as the setting for the incredible Waddesdon Manor, conceived by the affluent Rothschilds family in the Renaissance style of a 16th century French chateau (these days managed by the National Trust), Waddesdon has mainly been an estate village since the late nineteenth century.

With its current population of around 2,000 (census of 2011), Waddesdon today continues to be peppered with structures established for the Rothschilds (the village hall, the Five Arrows hotel and dwellings built for manor staff). Waddesdon parish covers over 7,000 acres (including Westcott, Woodham, Eythrope and Wormstone). Waddesdon at one time had a train station which joined it to neighbouring Aylesbury, this has long since shut down & the village can now only be gotten to by road (namely the A41).

Waddesdon Manor BuckinghamshireWaddesdon Over the Centuries: Definitely a Saxon settlement up until the conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon manor was controlled by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric, in those far off, principally unrecorded days. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was recorded as retained by Miles Crispin and valued at twenty seven hides. Eventually Waddesdon manor was given to Henry of Oxford and later to the Courtenay family, it switched hands over and over until finally ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the Duke of Marlborough who, in the 1870's, sold off Waddesdon & surrounding areas & his large Bucks estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an MP, art enthusiast and one of the well-heeled Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor: Ferdinand de Rothschild went on to construct the striking Waddesdon Manor House, on a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the style of a sixteenth century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. Baron Ferdinand died in 1898, his estate and manor passing down to his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. In the late 1950's, James de Rothschild died and Waddesdon Manor House developed into a recognized visitor hotspot soon after it was handed over to the National Trust. Modern day Waddesdon Manor offers substantial gardens, its phenomenal collection of paintings, furniture and decorative arts, a garden centre, a Rococo style aviary, gift shops, a quality wine cellar, meeting rooms, a marriage venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a children's corner, gift shops and top notch restaurants. Food markets, art displays, carol singing, wine samplings, and horticultural events are some of the a range of events and functions that are held during the year at waddesdon manor.

In addition to the present day name the community of Waddesdon has additionally been referred to as Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th C), across the ages it has primarily endured through farming. Amongst other crafts which sustained local inhabitants along with agriculture and farming were silk manufacture and lace manufacturing. In around 1190 building commenced on Waddesdon's parish church of Saint Michael & All Angels, the present church tower supplanted a fourteenth century one in 1892, the font is from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly gorgeous, the well regarded wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, presents a magnificently inspiring backdrop for the perfect wedding day anytime throughout the year. Nestling in a relaxing waterside setting among stunning garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome private building on the Waddesdon Estate, stunningly created for the rich Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the nineteenth Century & for a a century or more the country retreat of the Rothschild family. You, with family and guests will get a flavor of that fortunate way of living: outstanding food, quality wines, & professional service with full exclusivity assured. The awesome Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil marriages outside under cover beside the lakeside pavilion, inside the West Hall, under the Antler Chandelier and in the Winter Garden. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Pretty handy for checking out Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor and circled by breathtaking open scenery, this beautiful holiday home delivers terrific views & is beautifully appointed throughout, which makes it suitable for a serene escape or short break. The cottage is based on the edge of the pretty little village of Ashendon approximately 4 miles away from the village of Waddesdon.

Looking out onto a considerable garden, with barbecue, patio furniture and plenty of fruit trees, this property provides a cozy timber beamed living room that has an open fire place to warm you on wintry evenings, in the kitchen area there's an AGA cooker, ideal for cooking a home-made English breakfast before leaving to check out the area.

The holiday home is just a short saunter away from the village of Ashendon featuring its traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves fine ales and superb meals, and besides Waddesdon, is convenient for heading to such places as Aylesbury, Cuddington, Haddenham and Chearsley, also in the area are the Chilterns. This super holiday home is ideal for a holiday any time of year.

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This information should be useful for surrounding towns and villages such as: Dinton, Charndon, Grendon Underwood, Kingswood, Dorton, Ludgershall, Edgcott, Nether Winchendon, Poundon, Aylesbury, Ashendon, Brill, Whitchurch, Woodham, Wootton Underwood, Steeple Claydon, Bicester, Chearsley, Quainton, Marsh Gibbon, Cuddington, Dinton, Piddington, Westcott, Upper Winchendon, Oving, Calvert.