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Review of Waddesdon: A parish and village located 9.5 kilometres to the west of the large town of Aylesbury, Waddesdon is an age old farming area with a parish church first built in the thirteenth century. Famed as the setting for the awesome Waddesdon Manor, built by the well-heeled Rothschilds family in the Renaissance style of a sixteenth century French chateau (today maintained by the National Trust), Waddesdon has been basically an estate village since the late 19th century.

Many of the buildings erected for the Rothschilds (the Five Arrows hotel, the village hall, & houses built for manor staff) are very prominent in present day Waddesdon & they are inhabited by and enjoyed by its population of roughly 2,097 (in 2011). The parish of Waddesdon (in conjunction with Eythrope, Westcott, Wormstone & Woodham) comprises around 7,000 acres. Once reachable from near by Aylesbury via rail, Waddesdon railway station has long been closed down and the village may only be accessed by road (namely the A41).

Waddesdon Manor BucksWaddesdon History: Until the Conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon was a Saxon village, the manor being held by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was priced at twenty seven hides and described to be possessed by Miles Crispin. Later on the manor of Waddesdon was to be accorded to Henry of Oxford and later to the Courtenay family, it switched hands frequently until eventually passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the previously mentioned Duke of Marlborough who, in eighteen seventy four, sold off The village of Waddesdon & his entire Buckinghamshire landed estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an art enthusiast, MP & the affluent Rothschild banking dynasty of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor: Ferdinand de Rothschild proceeded to build the striking Waddesdon Manor House, from a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the Renaissance style of a 16th century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. Ferdinand passed away in 1898, the estate and manor being inherited by his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. In 1957, right after the death of James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor was handed over to the National Trust, it thereafter developed into a well-known tourist attraction. Modern day Waddesdon Manor delivers extensive gardens, a world-famous 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 childrens area, gift shops and top notch restaurants. The Manor additionally hosts several events and activities year round including carol singing, food markets, art events, horticultural events and wine samplings.

Apart from the present day name the village of Waddesdon has additionally been called Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th C), throughout the ages it's largely relied on agriculture. In the eighteenth century local people momentarily delved into silk manufacturing, a smallish factory becoming founded in 1843 providing an offshoot of a much bigger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Pillow lace manufacture was also accomplished by many of the women of the parish during the mid to late 1800's. Saint Michael & All Angels parish church was initially constructed in approximately 1190 in the village, the font is from around 1400 and the current church tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly pretty, the well regarded marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, boasts a magnificently enchanting backdrop for the perfect wedding ceremony anytime throughout the year. Nestling in a tranquil waterside setting in the middle of glorious gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a charming private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, expertly designed for the wealthy Rothschild banking family in the 1800s and for a 100 years or more the country retreat of the Rothschild household. You and your guests will love an idea of their wealthy way of life: superlative food, superb wines, & professional service with full uniqueness assured. The wonderful Dairy at Waddesdon is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies in the Wintergarden, under cover outside in the lakeside pavilion, in the West Hall and beneath the Antler Chandelier. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Particularly handy for seeing Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor & surrounded by fantastic open countryside, this fantastic cottage enjoys lovely views and is very well equipped throughout, which make it just the thing for a relaxing vacation or weekend break. The property is found on the outskirts of the pretty village of Ashendon about 4.7 miles drive from the village of Waddesdon.

Looking out onto a sizable garden, with barbecue, patio furniture and plenty of fruit trees, the cottage includes a cosy wooden beamed sitting room which has an open fire for warming up on those wintry evenings, in the kitchen you will find an AGA range, just the thing for preparing a home-made English breakfast prior to setting off on your travels.

This cottage is a short walk from the heart of the village featuring its traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves real ale and fantastic meals, and aside from Waddesdon, is great for going to such places as Chearsley, Cuddington, Aylesbury and Haddenham, also nearby are the Chilterns. This excellent holiday cottage is great for a vacation any time you fancy.

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