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Review of Waddesdon: Found about 9.5 km to the west of the town of Aylesbury, the parish and small village of Waddesdon is an age old farming area boasting a thirteenth century parish church. The well known Waddesdon Manor is positioned near the village, built in sixteenth century Renaissance style by the well-heeled Rothschild dynasty towards the end of nineteenth century.

Lots of the structures established for the Rothschild family (the Five Arrows hotel, the village hall, & dwellings built for manor workers) continue to dominate the village today and they are lived in & valued by its populace of about 2,100 (2011). Previously linked with nearby Aylesbury by means of railway, Waddesdon rail station is long closed down & the village can now only be got to by road (the A41). The parish (in conjunction with Westcott, Woodham, Eythrope and Wormstone) covers about seven thousand acres.

Waddesdon Manor HouseWaddesdon's Past History: In the 1086 Domesday Book Waddesdon manor was valued at twenty seven hides & documented as held by Miles Crispin, although prior to this it was most definitely a Saxon village & was possessed by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men. Waddesdon manor was held by lots of individuals prior to finally ending up with John, 7th Duke of Marlborough during the nineteenth century, including Henry of Oxford and Thomas Earl of Devon. It was the previously mentioned Duke of Marlborough who, in the 1870's, sold Waddesdon & surrounding areas & his entire Bucks estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an art enthusiast, MP and the wealthy Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor House: The Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor House was thereafter conceived by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, reproducing a 16th C French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. The estate passed on to Baron Ferdinand's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, when Baron Ferdinand died at the Manor itself in 1898, on his 59th birthday. Along with being a family residence Waddesdon Manor was built to house the sizeable collection of art, furniture and tapestries, gathered by the Baron. In 1957, James de Rothschild passed away and Waddesdon Manor House came to be a well loved tourism destination when it was handed to the National Trust. Present day Waddesdon Manor boasts extensive landscaped gardens, a world-renowned displays of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, a garden centre, a Rococo style aviary, gift shops, a quality wine cellar, meeting areas, a marriage venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a kid's area, gift shops and top notch restaurants. Waddesdon Manor and grounds of course hosts a wide range of functions and events throughout the year including carol singing, art exhibitions, food markets, horticultural shows and wine samplings.

Over the years, Waddesdon was a primarily farming village and and also the existing name has been called variously as Votesdone (eleventh century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century). Besides agriculture and farming, lace making and silk manufacture were other ways by which local people made a little money in Waddesdon through the ages. In approximately 1190 building commenced on Waddesdon's St Micheal and All Angels parish church, the current church tower superseded a fourteenth century one in 1892, the font dates from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly splendid, the well regarded wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, gives you a beautifully romantic back drop to make the perfect wedding anytime of year. Nestling in a serene waterside setting among glorious garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a captivating private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, stunningly constructed for the affluent Rothschild family during the 1800s and for more than 100 years the country residence of the Rothschild household. You, with family and guests can experience a flavor of their privileged life style: excellent food, fantastic wines, and high quality service with full exclusivity assured. The amazing Dairy at Waddesdon holds a license for civil wedding ceremonies outside under cover beside the lakeside pavilion, within the West Hall, under the Antler Chandelier and in the Winter Garden. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Especially handy for checking out Waddesdon & Waddesdon Manor & looking over attractive open countryside, this superb cottage provides wonderful views & is pleasingly furnished throughout, rendering it perfect for a restful holiday or weekend break. The cottage is positioned on the edge of the charming village of Ashendon approximately 4 miles away from the village of Waddesdon.

Set in a substantial garden, with barbecue, garden furniture and quite a few fruit trees, this cottage provides a cozy timber beamed living room with an open fireplace for warming up on cold evenings, in the kitchen area you'll find an AGA stove, good for making a home made English breakfast right before setting off to explore.

This holiday home is a short stroll away from the village centre featuring its classic pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves a choice of ales and outstanding food, and aside from Waddesdon, is handy for exploring such locations as Aylesbury, Cuddington, Haddenham and Chearsley, additionally within reach are the Chilterns. This terrific holiday home is perfect for an escape any time of the year.

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