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Review of Waddesdon: To be found about 9.5 kilometres west of Aylesbury, the parish and village of Waddesdon is a historic farming community which has a 13th century parish church. Waddesdon has largely been an estate village since the end of the 19th C at which time the impressive Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was conceived by the well-off Rothschilds dynasty, along with lodgings for the house staff.

With its current population of roughly 2,100 (2011 census), Waddesdon today is still peppered with buildings established by the Rothschild family (dwellings built for manor personnel, the Five Arrows hotel & the village hall). The parish of Waddesdon (in addition to Eythrope, Westcott, Wormstone & Woodham) covers an area of 7,252 acres. Once reachable from nearby Aylesbury by means of rail, Waddesdon railway station has long since closed and the village can just be reached by road (namely the A41).

Waddesdon ManorA History of Waddesdon: In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor of Waddesdon was having a worth of twenty seven hides and registered as being possessed by Miles Crispin, although prior to this it was without doubt a Saxon village and was retained by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. Subsequently the manor of Waddesdon was accorded to Henry of Oxford and later to the Courtenay family, it changed control frequently until ultimately passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the aforesaid Duke of Marlborough who, in the late nineteenth century, sold Waddesdon and his entire Buckinghamshire landed estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an art enthusiast, politician and one of the prosperous Austrian Rothschild banking family.

Waddesdon Manor House: Ferdinand de Rothschild proceeded to build the remarkable Waddesdon Manor House, from a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the style of a 16th century French chateau, wine cellars and all. Ferdinand died in 1898, the estate passing to his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. Along with acting as a family home the Manor House was constructed to house the enormous collection of tapestries, furniture and art, gathered by the Baron. Waddesdon Manor House was given to the National Trust after the death of James de Rothschild in the late 1950's, it ultimately came to be a well-known tourism hotspot. There are lots of elements which bring sightseers to Waddesdon Manor including fantastic restaurants, meeting rooms, gift shops, kid's area, a top notch wedding venue, a garden and plant centre and even more added to the gardens and the amazing Manor itself having its displays of art, figurines and furniture. Waddesdon Manor also plays host to a great number of events all through the year for instance food markets, art events, carol singing, wine tasting events, and horticultural shows.

Other than the current name the community of Waddesdon has in addition been called Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th century), throughout the generations it's primarily counted on agriculture and farming. Apart from agriculture and farming, lace manufacture and silk manufacture are different ways by which local folk have made some money in the village over the generations. The erection of Waddesdon's parish church Saint Michael & All Angels commenced in 1190, it was extended & enhanced repeatedly over the years, in particular in the medieval & Victorian periods. The Font was added in around 1400, the church tower was renewed in 1892, substituting the original one constructed during the fourteenth century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly pretty, the well regarded wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, offers a magnificently delightful backdrop to your perfect wedding day anytime of year. Nestling in a relaxed waterside setting amongst glorious gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully made for the well-heeled Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild during the 19th Century and for a 100 years or more the countryside residence of the Rothschild family. You, with family and guests will enjoy a flavour of that fortunate way of living: superlative food, excellent wines, and specialist service with complete exclusivity assured. The stunning Dairy at Waddesdon carries a license for civil marriages outside under cover beside the lakeside pavilion, inside the West Hall, below the Antler Chandelier and in the Winter Garden. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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Waddesdon Cottages/Accommodation Near Waddesdon

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

Pretty convenient for proceeding to Waddesdon Manor House & village and surrounded by appealing open landscapes, this pleasant holiday home enjoys terrific views & is adequately furnished throughout, making this perfect for a peaceful vacation or weekend break. The cottage is positioned on the outskirts of the attractive little village of Ashendon about 5 miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Enjoying a big back garden, with BBQ, garden furniture and numerous fruit trees, the cottage includes a comfy and cosy beamed living room that has an open hearth for warming up on winter days, in the kitchen you'll find an AGA cooker, perfect for making a home made English breakfast just before heading off on your travels.

This holiday home is just a short amble from the village centre boasting a traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), offering real ale and excellent food, and apart from Waddesdon, is handy for visiting such places as Chearsley, Cuddington, Aylesbury and Haddenham, additionally not far away are the Chiltern Hills. This terrific property is good for a break all year round.

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