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Review of Waddesdon: An age old farming community having a 13th century parish church, Waddesdon is found around 9.5 kilometres to the west of the town of Aylesbury in The county of Buckinghamshire. The widely known Waddesdon Manor is located close to the village, erected in sixteenth century Renaissance style by the prosperous Rothschild family at the end of 19th C.

Modern day Waddesdon has a populace of about two thousand (in 2011) & is still peppered with structures erected by the Rothschild family (properties built for Manor staff, the Five Arrows Hotel & the Village Hall). The parish (in addition to Wormstone, Westcott, Woodham & Eythrope) comprises just over seven thousand acres. Once connected with near by Aylesbury by means of train, Waddesdon rail station is long closed down and the village can just be accessed by road (A41).

Waddesdon Manor BucksWaddesdon History: Unquestionably a Saxon village right before the Norman conquest, the manor of Waddesdon was controlled by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric, in those far off, for the most part unrecorded days. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was documented as being controlled by Miles Crispin & priced at twenty seven hides. Later the manor of Waddesdon was granted to Henry of Oxford and later on to the Courtenay family, it changed control over and over until finally passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. Art collector, politician and part of a successful Austrian banking family, Ferdinand de Rothschild, purchased the large Bucks landed estate of the Duke of Marlborough in the late nineteenth century, that included Waddesdon and surrounding areas.

Waddesdon Manor House: The Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor House was consequently founded by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, replicating a 16th century French chateau, wine cellars and all. The estate was inherited by Baron Ferdinand's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, when Baron Ferdinand passed away at Waddesdon Manor on his 59th birthday in 1898. The Manor was built as a family home and also to display the Baron's large collection of furniture, art and tapestries. A totally new tourist hotspot came to be after the National Trust took control of the administration of Waddesdon Manor House right after the passing of James de Rothschild. Current day Waddesdon Manor has massive landscaped gardens, its phenomenal displays of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, a plant centre, a Rococo aviary, gift shops, a quality wine cellar, meeting rooms, a marriage venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a child's corner, gift shops and high class restaurants. Food markets, art displays, carol singing, wine tastings, and horticultural shows are among the a great many activities and events that are held year round at waddesdon manor and grounds.

Across the years, Waddesdon was a traditionally agricultural village and as well as the modern title has been known variously as Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century). Other than farming, lace manufacture and silk manufacturing were alternative ways that local folks have made an income in Waddesdon in the past. The parish church of St Michael and All Angels was first built in about 1190 in the village, the font is from about 1400 & the present tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly appealing, the famous wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Bucks, delivers a superbly delightful backdrop for the ultimate wedding ceremony at any time of the year. Nestling in a serene waterside setting among glorious gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a delightful private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully designed for the well-heeled Rothschild family during the 1800s & for a a century or more the countryside residence of the Rothschild family. You, your family and friends can encounter an idea of that fortunate standard of living: excellent food, superior wines, & expert service with total individuality guaranteed. The beautiful Dairy at Waddesdon is certified for civil marriage ceremonies under the Antler Chandelier, in the Winter Garden, inside the West Hall and outside (under cover) by the lakeside pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Exceedingly handy for exploring Waddesdon Manor House and village and overlooking magnificent open countryside, this wonderful rental cottage enjoys superb views & is comfortably equipped throughout, which makes it a good choice for a stress-free vacation or weekend break. The property can be found on the outskirts of the pretty village of Ashendon approximately 5 miles drive from Waddesdon.

Boasting a substantial back garden, with barbecue, patio furniture and several fruit trees, this property features a cozy wooden beamed lounge with an open fire for warming up on those winter evenings, in the kitchen you'll notice an AGA range, perfect for making a home-cooked breakfast right before setting off on your travels.

This holiday cottage is simply a short saunter away from the heart of the village featuring its classic public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), offering fine draught beer and outstanding food, and as well as Waddesdon, is convenient for checking out such places as Cuddington, Chearsley, Haddenham and Aylesbury, additionally in close proximity are the Chiltern Hills. This super property is made for a vacation summer or winter.

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