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Review of Waddesdon: To be found approximately ten km west of the town of Aylesbury, the village and parish of Waddesdon is a traditional agricultural area which has a thirteenth century parish church. Recognized as the location of the stupendous Waddesdon Manor, established by the well-heeled Rothschilds dynasty in the Renaissance style of a 16th century French chateau (at this time administered by the National Trust), Waddesdon has largely been an estate village since the end of the nineteenth century.

With its current populace of around two thousand (in 2011), Waddesdon village today is still dominated by buildings erected by the Rothschild family (the village hall, the Five Arrows hotel and houses built for manor workers). The parish (along with Wormstone, Westcott, Woodham & Eythrope) comprises close to 7,000 acres. Until the 1930's linked to near by Aylesbury by train, Waddesdon train station is now closed down and the village can now only be accessed by road (namely the A41).

Waddesdon Manor BucksWaddesdon's Past History: In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor of Waddesdon was being worth 27 hides & recorded as being controlled by Miles Crispin, still prior to this it was undeniably a Saxon settlement and was possessed by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men. Subsequently the manor of Waddesdon was to be awarded to Henry of Oxford and subsequently to the Courtenay family, it changed hands over and over again until finally ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was formerly named 7th Duke of Marlborough who, in the 1870's, sold Waddesdon & his extensive Buckinghamshire landed estate to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild an art collector, MP & member of the well-heeled Rothschild banking family of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor: The distinctive Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance (Rebirth) style of a 16th c French chateau, wine cellars and all, was founded by Ferdinand de Rothschild, based on a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate was inherited by Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, the Baron's sister, after he died in 1898. As well as housing the Baron's substantial collection of tapestries, art and furniture, the Manor also functioned as a family residence. An important tourist attraction came to be after the National Trust took control of the management of the Manor after the death of James de Rothschild. You'll find so many elements which bring in visitors to Waddesdon Manor for example good restaurants, conference areas, gift outlets, kid's corner, an outstanding marriage venue, a plant centre and a lot more in addition to the landscaped gardens plus the impressive residence itself with its collection of artwork, sculptures and French furniture. The Manor of course holds a range of activities and events all year round like carol singing, food markets, art displays, horticultural shows and wine samplings.

Waddesdon across the centuries was a typically agricultural village, it's previously had the names Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century), along with the present day spelling. Among alternative crafts which supported local folk aside from agriculture were silk manufacturing and lace making. The parish church of Saint Michael & All Angels was first constructed in about 1190 in Waddesdon, the font is from about 1400 and the present tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly appealing, the trendy marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, supplies a beautifully romantic backdrop for the ultimate wedding event at any time throughout the year. Nestling in a peaceful waterside setting in the middle of gorgeous gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully constructed for the well-heeled Rothschild banking family in the nineteenth Century and for a 100 years or more the country residence of the Rothschild dynasty. You, your family and friends can enjoy a flavour of their fortunate standard of living: excellent food, fantastic wines, & expert service with complete exclusivity assured. The incredible Dairy at Waddesdon carries a license for civil wedding ceremonies in the Wintergarden, under cover outside in the lakeside pavilion, within the West Hall and under the Antler Chandelier. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Very convenient for heading to Waddesdon Manor & surrounded by attractive open landscapes, this fabulous rental cottage offers you lovely views & is nicely equipped throughout, that makes it perfect for a relaxed getaway or weekend break. The property is positioned on the fringe of the quiet village of Ashendon approximately five miles from Waddesdon.

Looking out onto a big back garden, with bar-b-que, outside furniture and lots of fruit trees, this cottage has a cozy timber beamed sitting area which has an open fire for warming up on chilly evenings, in the ample kitchen you'll discover an AGA cooker, good for making a home made English breakfast before setting off to explore.

The property is a short amble away from the the heart of Ashendon with its traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing real ale and fantastic food, and in addition to Waddesdon, is great for checking out such locations as Aylesbury, Haddenham, Chearsley and Cuddington, additionally near by are the Chiltern Hills. This great property is perfect for a vacation winter or summer.

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