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Review of Waddesdon: A historic farming area that has a 13th century parish church, Waddesdon is to be found about six miles to the west of the large town of Aylesbury in Bucks (Buckinghamshire). Waddesdon has been for the most part an estate village since the end of the 19th century when the attractive Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was built by the successful Rothschilds family, along with houses for the staff.

Many of the structures erected for the Rothschilds (the village hall, the Five Arrows hotel and houses built for manor employees) still dominate the village today and so are lived in and appreciated by the populace of roughly 2,097 (2011). Waddesdon parish consists of around 7,000 acres (coupled with Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham and Wormstone). Waddesdon at one time had a railway station which linked it with near by Aylesbury, this is long closed down & the village may only be reached by road (A41).

Waddesdon Manor HouseWaddesdon Over the Centuries: In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor of Waddesdon was valued at 27 hides & listed as controlled by Miles Crispin, whilst before it was most definitely a Saxon settlement and was possessed by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. Waddesdon manor finally handed to John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough in the nineteenth century, having swapped hands several times over the centuries. In 1874 the 7th Duke of Marlborough sold his entire Buckinghamshire landed estate, including Waddesdon, to Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Liberal Member of Parliment representing Aylesbury), art collector and part of the prosperous Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor: The Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor House was later established by Ferdinand de Rothschild, copying a sixteenth century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. The estate passed down to Ferdinand's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, when Ferdinand died at the Manor itself in 1898, on his 59th birthday. Besides holding the Baron's massive collection of art, furniture and tapestries, the Manor also served as a family residence. In the late 1950's, right after the passing of James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor was handed to the National Trust, it eventually became a successful tourist destination. Waddesdon Manor is known for its phenomenal collection of French furniture, paintings and decorative arts, extensive gardens, a superb wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, plant centre, online shop, conference rooms, children's area, top quality restaurants, giftshops and additionally offers wedding services (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Waddesdon Manor and grounds of course plays host to a lot of events all year round for instance art displays, food markets, carol singing, horticultural events and wine samplings.

Over the years, Waddesdon persisted as a largely agricultural community and and also the present day name has been called varyingly as Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th century). Among additional industries that have supported local individuals as well as agriculture were silk manufacturing and lace making. The parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels was first constructed in around 1190 in Waddesdon, the font is from around 1400 and the current tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly attractive, the renowned wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, delivers a magnificently inspiring backdrop for that perfect wedding of your dreams at any time of the year. Positioned in a relaxed waterside setting amid amazing garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome exclusive building on the Waddesdon Estate, expertly created for the affluent Rothschild banking family during the 19th Century & for a one hundred years or more the countryside retreat of the Rothschild family. You, your family and friends will discover a flavor of their wealthy lifestyle: excellent food, fantastic wines, and expert service with total exclusivity assured. The fabulous Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil marriage ceremonies in the Wintergarden, under cover outside in the lakeside pavilion, in the West Hall and under the Antler Chandelier. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Very convenient for traveling to Waddesdon Manor House & village & circled by attractive open scenery, this fantastic rental cottage has got gorgeous views and is nicely appointed throughout, that makes it suited to a relaxed trip or short break. The cottage is positioned on the outskirts of the quiet little village of Ashendon approximately four miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Set in a large garden, with BBQ, outdoor furniture and quite a few fruit trees, the property has a comfy wooden beamed sitting area with an open fire place for getting warm on those cold nights, in the kitchen you will discover an AGA cooker, perfect for making a home cooked English breakfast before heading off on your travels.

This cottage is only a short saunter away from the village centre with its traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), supplying real ale and exceptional food, and in addition to Waddesdon, is great for going to see such areas as Aylesbury, Cuddington, Haddenham and Chearsley, additionally within reach are the Chilterns. This superb holiday cottage is good for a holiday any time you fancy.

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