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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in Bucks (Buckinghamshire) is an ancient farming community located about nine and a half km west of the town of Aylesbury, it has a parish church dating from the 13th century. Waddesdon has been for the most part an estate village since the end of the nineteenth century at the time the sensational Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was constructed by the affluent Rothschilds family, alongside lodging for the employees.

The village today houses a population of around two thousand (2011) and continues to be dominated by buildings established for the Rothschild family (properties built for Manor staff, the Five Arrows Hotel and the Village Hall). In former times connected with neighbouring Aylesbury via train, Waddesdon rail station has long since closed down & the village can just be reached by road (A41). The parish of Waddesdon (in addition to Wormstone, Westcott, Woodham & Eythrope) covers an area of 7,252 acres.

Waddesdon Manor BucksWaddesdon Over the Centuries: In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor of Waddesdon was being worth 27 hides & noted down as being possessed by Miles Crispin, however prior to this it was undoubtedly a Saxon village & was held by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. The manor of Waddesdon was controlled by numerous members of society prior to eventually passing to John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough during the 19th century, these included Henry of Oxford, the Courtenay family and Thomas Earl of Devon. Art enthusiast, politician and one of a rich Austrian banking dynasty, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, acquired the whole Bucks landed estate of the Duke of Marlborough in the 1870's, which included Waddesdon.

Waddesdon Manor: The Renaissance (Rebirth) style Waddesdon Manor House was subsequently founded by Ferdinand de Rothschild, reproducing a sixteenth century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. The estate was inherited by The Baron's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, when Baron Ferdinand passed away at the Manor itself on his 59th birthday in 1898. Besides showing off the Baron's massive collection of art, furniture and tapestries, Waddesdon Manor also functioned as a residence. The Manor was entrusted to the National Trust right after the death of James de Rothschild in the late 1950's, it subsequently came to be a well-liked tourism attraction. Waddesdon Manor has an internationally acclaimed displays of paintings, French furniture and decorative arts, considerable gardens, a superb wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, online shop, plant centre, meeting rooms, kid's area, quality eateries, giftshops and even boasts wedding services (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Waddesdon Manor also hosts a large number of functions all through the year for example art displays, food markets, carol singing, horticultural events and wine tastings.

Apart from the modern day name the community of Waddesdon has further been called Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century), throughout the generations it's typically relied on agriculture. Various alternative crafts which have supported local individuals besides agriculture and farming are silk making and lace manufacture. The building of the parish church St Michael and All Angels commenced in 1190, it was expanded & embellished frequently across the generations, in particular over the medieval and Victorian periods. The Font is dated about 1400, the church tower was renewed in 1892, replacing the previous one constructed in the 14th century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly fabulous, the well regarded marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, delivers a remarkably enchanting backdrop for that perfect wedding event at any time of the year. Nestling in a peaceful waterside setting amongst glorious garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a memorable private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, stunningly created for the well-heeled Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th Century & for a a century or more the country estate of the Rothschild dynasty. You, your friends and family will love a flavour of their fortunate way of living: exceptional food, fantastic wines, and skilled service with complete exclusivity guaranteed. The beautiful Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil marriages under the Antler Chandelier, in the Winter Garden, in the West Hall and outside (under cover) by the lakeside pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Quite convenient for going to see Waddesdon & Waddesdon Manor and circled by glorious open countryside, this delightful rental cottage offers you spectacular views and is perfectly equipped throughout, making it well suited for a serene vacation or weekend break. The property is positioned on the edge of the pretty little village of Ashendon roughly 4 miles distance from Waddesdon.

Boasting a considerable garden, with barbecue, garden furniture and quite a few fruit trees, this property boasts a comfy and cosy beamed sitting room that has an open fire place to warm you on those chilly evenings, in the kitchen you will discover an AGA cooker, great for cooking a home cooked English breakfast before setting off on your travels.

The property is only a short walk from the the heart of Ashendon boasting a classic pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing fine ales and terrific food, and other than Waddesdon, is great for going to such areas as Cuddington, Chearsley, Haddenham and Aylesbury, in addition in the area are the Chiltern Hills. This wonderful holiday cottage is good for a vacation all year round.

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