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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in the county of Bucks is a traditional agricultural community to be found about 10 km west of Aylesbury, it has a church which dates from the 13th century. Waddesdon is no doubt most widely known as being the location of the Rothschild dynasty built, Renaissance style, Waddesdon Manor (at this time administered by the National Trust), attracting lots of visitors to the village.

The village today houses a populace of about 2,000 (2011) & is still peppered with buildings built by the Rothschild family (dwellings built for Manor staff, the Five Arrows Hotel and the Village Hall). Waddesdon parish (along with Westcott, Woodham, Eythrope and Wormstone) comprises around 7,000 acres. Once connected with near by Aylesbury via rail, Waddesdon rail station is now decommissioned & the village can now only be gotten to by road (the A41).

The Manor at WaddesdonWaddesdon Over the Centuries: In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor of Waddesdon was having a value of 27 hides & listed as held by Miles Crispin, however before it was undeniably a Saxon village and was retained by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. Eventually the manor of Waddesdon was to be accorded to Henry of Oxford and later on to the Courtenay family, it switched hands over and over until finally ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. Art enthusiast, politician & one of a rich Austrian banking dynasty, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, obtained the whole Bucks landed estate of the 7th Duke of Marlborough (John Spencer Churchill) in the 1870's, including The parish of Waddesdon.

Waddesdon Manor: The Rebirth (Renaissance) style Waddesdon Manor House was subsequently established by Ferdinand de Rothschild, reproducing a 16th century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. The estate and manor was inherited by Baron Ferdinand's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, after Baron Ferdinand passed away at Waddesdon Manor on his 59th birthday in 1898. As well as acting as a family home the Manor House was meant to hold the substantial collection of tapestries, furniture and art, gathered by the Baron. Waddesdon Manor was bequeathed to the National Trust on the passing of James de Rothschild in 1957, it afterwards developed into a well known visitor hotspot. There are various aspects which draw visitors to Waddesdon Manor including fantastic restaurants, conference areas, gift outlets, childrens area, a top notch wedding venue, a garden centre and more in addition to the gardens plus the extraordinary residence itself featuring its displays of fine art, figurines and French furniture. The Manor additionally organizes diverse events during the year which include art exhibitions, food markets, carol singing, wine tastings, and horticultural events.

Waddesdon throughout the centuries has been a largely farming village, it has had the titles Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th C), and also the present day spelling. In the 18th century local people momentarily explored the possibility of silk manufacture, when a tiny factory becoming set up in 1843 providing an offshoot of the bigger factory in nearby Aylesbury. Pillow lace manufacture was additionally accomplished by lots of the women of the parish through the middle to late nineteenth century. The construction of the parish church Saint Michael and All Angels was started in 1190, it was extended and upgraded many times through the ages, especially during the medieval and Victorian periods. The Font was built in about 1400, the church tower was renewed in 1892, updating the previous one erected during the fourteenth century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly fabulous, the well known wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, supplies a beautifully inspiring back drop for your ideal wedding ceremony anytime throughout the year. Located in a tranquil waterside setting in the middle of marvelous gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome exclusive building on the Waddesdon Estate, expertly made for the rich Rothschild's in the nineteenth Century and for more than 100 years the countryside residence of the Rothschild family. You, with family and guests will get a taste of that fortunate lifestyle: superlative food, quality wines, and skilled service with full uniqueness assured. The awesome Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil marriages in the West Hall, the Wintergarden, below the Antler Chandelier and outside under the cover of the lakeside Pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Definitely convenient for travelling to Waddesdon Manor & overlooking lovely open countryside, this beautiful rental cottage enjoys magical views and is adequately equipped throughout, making this well suited for a serene escape or short break. The property is situated on the fringe of the attractive little village of Ashendon around four miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Set in a substantial back garden, with BBQ, patio furniture and plenty of fruit trees, this property includes a cosy timber beamed sitting area with an open fire to warm you on chilly evenings, in the large kitchen there is an AGA range, ideal for preparing a home-made breakfast right before leaving on your travels.

This holiday home is only a short saunter from the heart of the village boasting a traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves real ale and excellent meals, and besides Waddesdon, is handy for exploring such places as Cuddington, Aylesbury, Chearsley and Haddenham, in addition close by are the Chilterns. This super cottage is made for an escape any time you fancy.

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