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Review of Waddesdon: Placed roughly 10 kilometres west of Aylesbury, the village and parish of Waddesdon is a historical farming community that has a thirteenth century parish church. Waddesdon is definitely best known as being the location of the Rothschild family owned, French Renaissance style, Waddesdon Manor (at present maintained by the National Trust), drawing numerous visitors to the village.

Waddesdon village today houses a populace of approximately 2,100 (census of 2011) and continues to be dominated by buildings built for the Rothschilds (houses built for Manor staff, the Five Arrows Hotel & the Village Hall). Waddesdon parish covers approximately 7,000 acres (along with Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham and Wormstone). Waddesdon in former times had a rail station which joined it to neighbouring Aylesbury, this is now closed down & the village can only be accessed by road (the A41).

Waddesdon's Manor HouseA History of Waddesdon: In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor of Waddesdon was valued at twenty seven hides & documented to be possessed by Miles Crispin, however before it was clearly a Saxon village and was held by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men. Later Waddesdon manor was to be awarded to Henry of Oxford and later on to the Courtenay family, it swapped control over and over again until finally ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. Art enthusiast, politician & part of a well-heeled Austrian banking family, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, bought the whole Bucks landed estate of the 7th Duke of Marlborough in the late 19th century, that included Waddesdon.

Waddesdon Manor: The remarkable Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance (Rebirth) style of a 16th c French chateau, wine cellars and all, was established by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, based on a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate passed to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, Ferdinand's sister, when he died in 1898. Apart from displaying the Baron's extensive collection of tapestries, furniture and art, the Manor also acted as a family residence. An important tourism destination appeared at the time the National Trust took over the administration of Waddesdon Manor House after the passing of James de Rothschild. Current day Waddesdon Manor showcases enormous gardens, its phenomenal collection of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, a plant centre, a Rococo style aviary, gift shops, a quality wine cellar, meeting areas, a wedding venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a kid's corner, gift shops and top notch restaurants. Quite a lot of functions are held at the Manor all year long such as art displays, food markets, carol singing, horticultural events and wine tasting events.

Across the ages, Waddesdon was a mostly agricultural village and as well as the present title has been called variously as Votesdone (eleventh century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century). In the eighteenth century it for a while had a go at silk making, a little factory set up in 1843 as an addition to the bigger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Lace manufacturing was also carried out by a lot of the ladies of the parish in the middle to late nineteenth century. In approximately 1190 construction commenced on Waddesdon's parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, the current church tower succeeded a fourteenth century one in 1892, the font dates from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly attractive, the popular marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, delivers a remarkably romantic back drop to make the ideal wedding experience anytime of year. Sitting in a peaceful waterside setting amid marvelous garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, expertly devised for the affluent Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1800s and for more than a century the countryside residence of the Rothschild household. You and your guests will discover an idea of their fortunate way of living: excellent food, excellent wines, & high quality service with total uniqueness assured. The glorious Dairy at Waddesdon carries a license for civil wedding ceremonies in the West Hall, the Wintergarden, beneath the Antler Chandelier and outside under the cover of the lakeside Pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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Waddesdon Cottages/Accommodation Near Waddesdon

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

Undoubtedly handy for going to see Waddesdon Manor House & village and looking over attractive open scenery, this charming rental cottage enjoys lovely views & is perfectly appointed throughout, which make it great for a relaxing trip or weekend break. The property is based on the outskirts of the quiet village of Ashendon around 4.7 miles away from Waddesdon.

Enjoying a sizable garden, with bar-b-que, garden furniture and quite a few fruit trees, the property offers a comfy and cosy timber beamed lounge with an open fire place for warming up on those wintry evenings, in the kitchen you will find an AGA range, just the thing for preparing a home-cooked breakfast right before leaving to explore the area.

This holiday home is a short meander from the village centre boasting a traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), offering fine draught beer and exceptional meals, and besides Waddesdon, is convenient for exploring such areas as Aylesbury, Cuddington, Haddenham and Chearsley, also near by are the Chilterns. This superb holiday home is made for an escape whenever the mood takes you.

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