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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in the county of Buckinghamshire is a historic agricultural community to be found roughly ten kilometres to the west of Aylesbury, it has a parish church first constructed in the thirteenth century. Recognized as the location of the incredible Waddesdon Manor, built by the wealthy Rothschilds family in the Renaissance style of a 16th century French chateau (currently looked after by the National Trust), Waddesdon has been essentially an estate village since the end of the nineteenth century.

With its present populace of about 2,100 (in 2011), the village today is still dominated by buildings built by the Rothschild family (the village hall, the Five Arrows hotel and properties built for manor employees). The parish comprises an area of 7,252 acres (in addition to Eythrope, Westcott, Wormstone and Woodham). Waddesdon once had a railway station which linked it to near by Aylesbury, this has long been decommissioned & the village can only be reached by road (the A41).

Waddesdon Manor and GardensWaddesdon's Past History: In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor of Waddesdon was having a worth of twenty seven hides and shown as being retained by Miles Crispin, still before this it was unquestionably a Saxon village & was held by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men. The manor of Waddesdon finally transferred to John, 7th Duke of Marlborough in the nineteenth century, having swapped hands over and over again over the centuries. It was the aforesaid 7th Duke of Marlborough who, in the late 19th century, sold off The village of Waddesdon & his complete Buckinghamshire landed estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild a politician, art collector and the affluent Austrian Rothschild banking family.

Waddesdon Manor: The Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor House was thereafter founded by Ferdinand de Rothschild, copying a 16th C French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. The manor and estate passed down to Ferdinand's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, after Baron Ferdinand passed away at the Manor in 1898, on his 59th birthday. The Manor was designed as a residence and to show off the Baron's massive collection of furniture, art and tapestries. In the late 1950's, James de Rothschild died and Waddesdon Manor developed into a prominent tourist destination right after it was passed on to the National Trust. There are lots of factors that bring visitors to Waddesdon Manor for example good restaurants, conference rooms, gift shops, children's corner, an outstanding wedding venue, a plant centre and a lot more in addition to the gardens plus the beautiful building itself having its collection of art work, statues and furnishings. Food markets, art exhibitions, carol singing, wine samplings, and horticultural events are among the a large number of functions which happen to be held throughout the year at the manor.

Over the ages, Waddesdon has been a traditionally farming community and together with the current day name has been known diversely as Votesdone (eleventh century) and Woddesdon (14th C). In the eighteenth century local people for a while delved into silk manufacturing, a modest factory set up in 1843 as an offshoot of a bigger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Lace manufacturing was in addition accomplished by a number of the women of the parish through the middle to late 19th century. The construction of the parish church St Michael & All Angels was started in 1190, it was expanded & upgraded regularly through the generations, especially through the medieval and Victorian periods. The Font was added in about 1400, the church tower was renewed in 1892, taking the place of the previous one constructed in the fourteenth century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly stunning, the trendy marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, gives you a magnificently romantic back drop to make the perfect wedding of your dreams anytime throughout the year. Nestled in a tranquil waterside setting amid stunning gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a delightful private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, stunningly developed for the affluent Ferdinand de Rothschild during the 1800s and for more than a century the country residence of the Rothschild family. You and your guests will enjoy an idea of that wealthy way of life: superlative food, terrific wines, and skilled service with complete exclusivity assured. The beautiful Dairy at Waddesdon carries a license for civil marriages outside under cover beside the lakeside pavilion, within the West Hall, beneath the Antler Chandelier and in the Winter Garden. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Exceptionally handy for traveling to Waddesdon Manor and Gardens & looking over awesome open scenery, this pleasant holiday cottage is blessed with magical views and is pleasantly appointed throughout, making it perfect for a peaceful getaway or weekend break. The cottage is located on the outskirts of the lovely village of Ashendon roughly 4 miles drive from Waddesdon.

Looking out onto a sizable back garden, with barbecue, garden furniture and a lot of fruit trees, the cottage boasts a snug wooden beamed living room which has an open fire place for getting warm on those cold days, in the kitchen area you'll find an AGA range, excellent for making a home made English breakfast just before setting off to explore the area.

This cottage is simply a short saunter away from the village centre boasting a traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing real ale and exceptional food, and besides Waddesdon, is convenient for visiting such areas as Aylesbury, Cuddington, Haddenham and Chearsley, additionally in close proximity are the Chilterns. This fantastic holiday cottage is good for a break winter or summer.

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