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Review of Waddesdon: A small village and parish found 9.5 kilometres to the west of the town of Aylesbury, Waddesdon is a historical agricultural community with a parish church first constructed in the thirteenth century. Waddesdon has mainly been an estate village since the late nineteenth century at which time the lovely Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was created by the successful Rothschilds family, as well as housing for the house staff.

With a present populace of about 2,000 (2011 census), Waddesdon today continues to be dominated by buildings built for the Rothschild family (dwellings built for manor personnel, the Five Arrows hotel & the village hall). The parish covers a little over seven thousand acres (including Westcott, Woodham, Eythrope & Wormstone). Waddesdon once had a rail station which connected it with near by Aylesbury, this is long decommissioned and the village can now only be accessed by road (namely the A41).

Waddesdon's Manor HouseWaddesdon History: In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor of Waddesdon was having a value of twenty seven hides and registered as held by Miles Crispin, but prior to this it was clearly a Saxon village and was held by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. Subsequently Waddesdon manor was to be given to Henry of Oxford and eventually to the Courtenay family, it switched control frequently until finally passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was formerly named Duke of Marlborough who, in the 1870's, sold off Waddesdon and surrounding areas and his complete Bucks estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an MP, art enthusiast & the well-off Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor: The beautiful Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance style of a 16th c French chateau, wine cellars and all, was built by Ferdinand de Rothschild, using a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate passed down to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, Baron Ferdinand's sister, when he passed away in 1898. In 1957, James de Rothschild passed away and Waddesdon Manor House became a well-known visitor destination right after it was bequeathed to the National Trust. Present day Waddesdon Manor features enormous landscaped gardens, a world-renowned collection of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, a garden centre, a Rococo style aviary, gift shops, a quality wine cellar, meeting areas, a wedding venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a children's corner, high-class restaurants and gift shops. The Manor additionally hosts plenty of activities and events all through the year like carol singing, art exhibitions, food markets, wine samplings, and horticultural events.

Waddesdon through the years has been a largely farming community, it's had the titles Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (14th century), together with the current day spelling. During the eighteenth century the village for a while explored the possibility of silk manufacturing, a smallish factory becoming started in 1843 providing an addition to a larger factory in nearby Aylesbury. Lace manufacture was also performed by a lot of the women of the parish through the mid to late nineteenth century. In around 1190 building commenced on Waddesdon's parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, the present tower superseded a 14th century one in 1892, the font dates from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly splendid, the renowned marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, delivers a beautifully super romantic backdrop to make the perfect marriage ceremony anytime of the year. Nestled in a relaxing waterside setting within amazing gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Estate, stunningly built for the prosperous Rothschild banking family in the 19th Century and for more than one hundred years the countryside estate of the Rothschild family. You, your family and guests can experience a taste of that fortunate way of life: outstanding food, superb wines, and expert service with absolute exclusivity assured. The impressive Dairy at Waddesdon is licensed 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: Queen Street, Grove Way, Waddesdon Hill, Warmstone Close, Quainton Road, The Grove, Goss Avenue, Wood Street, The Square, Taylors Corner, Silk Street, Rose Terrace, Anstey Close, Sharps Close, School Lane, Eythrope Road, Chestnut Close, Rectory Drive, Orchard Close, Frederick Street, Baker Street, High Street, Warmstone Lane, Little Britain, New Street.

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

Definitely handy for travelling to Waddesdon Manor House & village and circled by gorgeous open scenery, this wonderful holiday cottage enjoys beautiful views & is nicely equipped throughout, making this suitable for a tranquil vacation or weekend break. The property is placed on the outskirts of the attractive little village of Ashendon around 5 miles drive from the village of Waddesdon.

Enjoying a large back garden, with BBQ, outdoor furniture and several fruit trees, the cottage features a warm and comfortable timber beamed sitting room with an open hearth to warm you on those cold nights, in the ample kitchen you will discover an AGA cooker, perfect for preparing a home made English breakfast just before leaving to explore.

This holiday cottage is simply a short amble away from the heart of the village with its classic public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing a choice of ales and superb meals, and other than Waddesdon, is convenient for exploring such places as Chearsley, Cuddington, Aylesbury and Haddenham, additionally within reach are the Chilterns. This super holiday home is great for an escape winter or summer.

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