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Review of Waddesdon: A small village and parish based 10 km west of Aylesbury, Waddesdon is a historical farming community that has a church first constructed in the thirteenth century. Waddesdon is probably most widely known as the location of the Rothschild family owned, Renaissance style, Waddesdon Manor (at this time administered by the National Trust), drawing lots of visitors to the area.

Present day Waddesdon has a populace of approximately 2,097 (census of 2011) & is still peppered with structures built by the Rothschilds (the Village Hall, the Five Arrows Hotel & properties built for Manor workers). The parish of Waddesdon covers an area of 7,252 acres (including Westcott, Woodham, Eythrope & Wormstone). Waddesdon formerly had a train station which joined it with near by Aylesbury, this is now closed and the village can now only be reached by road (the A41).

The Manor at WaddesdonThe Story of Waddesdon: Until the Conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon was a Saxon settlement, the manor being controlled by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was valued at 27 hides & registered to be possessed by Miles Crispin. Waddesdon manor ultimately passing to to John, 7th Duke of Marlborough in the 19th century, having changed hands several times over the past generations. In eighteen seventy four the 7th Duke of Marlborough sold his complete Bucks landed estate, including the parish of Waddesdon, to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Liberal Member of Parliment for Aylesbury), art enthusiast and part of the wealthy Austrian Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor House: Ferdinand de Rothschild proceeded to construct the impressive Waddesdon Manor House, from a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the style of a 16th century French chateau, wine cellars and all. Baron Ferdinand passed away in 1898, the estate and manor passing down to his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. In addition to being a family home the Manor was designed to hold the extensive collection of tapestries, furniture and art, amassed by the Baron. A totally new tourism hotspot appeared at the time the National Trust took over the administration of the Manor right after the death of James de Rothschild. Current day Waddesdon Manor boasts extensive gardens, an internationally acclaimed displays of paintings, furniture and decorative arts, a garden centre, a Rococo style aviary, gift shops, a quality wine cellar, conference rooms, a wedding venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a childrens area, first class restaurants and gift shops. Art displays, food markets, carol singing, horticultural shows and wine tasting events are some of the multiple functions which are held year round at waddesdon manor and grounds.

Waddesdon throughout the centuries was a largely farming community, it's previously had the titles Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th century), together with the present-day spelling of the name. Apart from agriculture, lace manufacture and silk manufacture are other ways by which local individuals have made an income in the community in the past. The building of Waddesdon's parish church St Michael & All Angels was begun in 1190, it was extended & embellished often across the years, especially through the medieval and Victorian periods. The Font dates from about 1400, the tower was rebuilt in 1892, taking the place of the one constructed during the 14th century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Amazingly exquisite, the widely known wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, presents a superbly romantic back drop for the perfect wedding ceremony at any time of year. Nestling in a relaxed waterside setting within marvelous gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a sensational private building on the Waddesdon Estate, skillfully created for the well-heeled Rothschild's in the nineteenth Century & for more than 100 years the country residence of the Rothschild family. You, your family and friends can enjoy an idea of their fortunate life style: exceptional food, quality wines, and specialist service with complete uniqueness guaranteed. The elegant Dairy at Waddesdon holds a license for civil marriage ceremonies below 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: Goss Avenue, Anstey Close, High Street, Little Britain, Waddesdon Hill, Grove Way, Warmstone Close, Silk Street, Baker Street, Queen Street, Eythrope Road, Frederick Street, Sharps Close, Orchard Close, Rose Terrace, Quainton Road, School Lane, Chestnut Close, Wood Street, New Street, The Square, The Grove, Warmstone Lane, Taylors Corner, Rectory Drive.

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

Undoubtedly handy for proceeding to Waddesdon Manor and Gardens and overlooking eye-catching open scenery, this lovely cottage provides you with gorgeous views & is pleasantly appointed throughout, making it great for a peaceful trip or short break. The property is based on the fringe of the attractive village of Ashendon approximately 4.7 miles from Waddesdon.

Set in a considerable back garden, with BBQ, outside furniture and several fruit trees, the cottage boasts a cozy wooden beamed sitting room having an open hearth to warm you on those wintry days, in the kitchen there is an AGA stove, excellent for preparing a home-cooked English breakfast just before setting off to investigate the area.

This holiday home is simply a short meander from the village centre boasting a traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), offering a choice of beers and fantastic food, and besides Waddesdon, is convenient for exploring such areas as Haddenham, Aylesbury, Cuddington and Chearsley, also in the area are the Chilterns. This great holiday cottage is great for a vacation any time of year.

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