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Review of Waddesdon: To be found approximately 10 kilometres west of the large town of Aylesbury, the village and parish of Waddesdon is an age old agricultural area having a 13th century church. Famous as the location of the impressive Waddesdon Manor, put up by the wealthy Rothschilds family in the Renaissance style of a 16th century French chateau (at present administered by the National Trust), Waddesdon has been essentially an estate village since the end of the nineteenth century.

Numerous structures established by the Rothschilds (the Five Arrows hotel, the village hall, & properties built for manor staff) are very prominent in present day Waddesdon and are lived in and enjoyed by the populace of around 2,000 (2011). Waddesdon parish (in addition to Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham and Wormstone) accounts for an area of 7,252 acres. Once reachable from neighbouring Aylesbury by rail, Waddesdon rail station is now shut down & the village can just be gotten to by road (the A41).

Waddesdon Manor and GardensWaddesdon's Past History: In the 1086 Domesday Book Waddesdon manor was having a worth of 27 hides & noted down to be possessed by Miles Crispin, whilst before this it was certainly a Saxon village and was controlled by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. Later Waddesdon manor was awarded to Henry of Oxford and later to the Courtenay family, it switched control repeatedly until finally passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. In the late 19th century the 7th Duke of Marlborough sold his complete Bucks estate, including Waddesdon & surrounding areas, to Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Bucks & Liberal MP representing Aylesbury), art enthusiast and member of the affluent Austrian Rothschild banking family.

Waddesdon Manor House: Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild proceeded to build the attractive Waddesdon Manor House, on a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the style of a sixteenth century French chateau, wine cellars and all. Baron Ferdinand died in 1898, his estate and manor passing to his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. Apart from showing off the Baron's enormous collection of furniture, art and tapestries, the Manor House also acted as a family residence. Another tourist destination came to be when the National Trust took over the management of the Manor right after the death of James de Rothschild. Waddesdon Manor has an internationally acclaimed displays of works of art and furniture, massive gardens, a superb wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, plant centre, online shop, conference rooms, kid's corner, high quality restaurants, gift shops and also boasts marriage facilities (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Food markets, art events, carol singing, horticultural events and wine samplings are amongst the many events and activities that are held throughout the year at waddesdon manor and grounds.

Over the years, Waddesdon was a traditionally agricultural community and and also the current day title has been known diversely as Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th C). In addition to agriculture and farming, lace making and silk manufacture were additional ways in which local citizens have made an income in Waddesdon over the years. In approximately 1190 building was started on Waddesdon's Saint Micheal & All Angels parish church, the current church tower superseded a 14th century one in 1892, the font originates from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Incredibly gorgeous, the renowned marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, supplies a superbly enchanting backdrop for your ideal wedding of your dreams at any time of the year. Located in a peaceful waterside setting amidst stunning garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting exclusive building on the Waddesdon Estate, stunningly developed for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild during the 19th Century & for a 100 years or more the country residence of the Rothschild dynasty. You, your family and friends will love a flavor of their privileged way of life: excellent food, quality wines, & skilled service with absolute uniqueness guaranteed. The spectacular Dairy at Waddesdon is authorized 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: Grove Way, Waddesdon Hill, Orchard Close, Goss Avenue, School Lane, Quainton Road, Anstey Close, High Street, Frederick Street, Taylors Corner, The Square, Warmstone Close, The Grove, Baker Street, New Street, Chestnut Close, Silk Street, Wood Street, Queen Street, Rectory Drive, Rose Terrace, Eythrope Road, Warmstone Lane, Sharps Close, Little Britain.

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

Particularly convenient for touring Waddesdon & Waddesdon Manor & overlooking fabulous open landscapes, this fantastic holiday home enjoys magical views and is adequately furnished throughout, making this great for a relaxing vacation or weekend break. The property is found on the fringe of the pretty little village of Ashendon approximately 4 miles away from Waddesdon.

Set in a large garden, with BBQ, garden furniture and a large number of fruit trees, the cottage offers a comfy wooden beamed sitting room having an open fireplace for warming up on those wintry days, in the kitchen you will find an AGA cooker, ideal for preparing a home made breakfast just before setting off on your travels.

The holiday home is merely a short stroll from the village centre featuring its classic pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), serving a choice of ales and excellent meals, and besides Waddesdon, is great for heading to such areas as Aylesbury, Haddenham, Chearsley and Cuddington, also near by are the Chilterns. This great cottage is made for a break summer or winter.

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