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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in the Vale of Aylesbury is a historic agricultural community based approximately 9.5 kilometres to the west of the town of Aylesbury, it has a church which dates from the 13th century. Waddesdon is no doubt best known as the location of the Rothschild family built, French Renaissance style, Waddesdon Manor (at present administered by the National Trust), attracting a lot of tourists to the area.

Modern day Waddesdon houses a populace of roughly two thousand (2011 census) & is still peppered with structures constructed for the Rothschilds (housing built for Manor staff, the Five Arrows Hotel & the Village Hall). Until the 1930's connected with nearby Aylesbury by means of train, Waddesdon train station has long been closed down and the village can only be gotten to by road (A41). The parish (in conjunction with Eythrope, Woodham, Wormstone and Westcott) covers an area of 7,252 acres.

The Manor at WaddesdonWaddesdon's Past History: Without doubt a Saxon village prior to the Norman conquest, Waddesdon manor was held by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric, in those far off, generally unrecorded days. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was recorded as retained by Miles Crispin and priced at 27 hides. Subsequently Waddesdon manor was accorded to Henry of Oxford and then to the Courtenay family, it switched hands several times until ultimately passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the formerly mentioned 7th Duke of Marlborough (John Spencer Churchill) who, in the late nineteenth century, sold off The village of Waddesdon & his complete Bucks landed estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild a politician, art enthusiast and member of the successful Rothschild banking family of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor: The Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor House was later built by Ferdinand de Rothschild, replicating a 16th C French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. The estate was inherited by Baron Ferdinand's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, when Baron Ferdinand passed away at the Manor itself on his 59th birthday in 1898. The Manor House was conceived both as a family home and to show off Baron Rothschild's enormous collection of tapestries, art and furniture. An important tourism hotspot was created after the National Trust took control of the management of Waddesdon Manor House right after the passing of James de Rothschild. Waddesdon Manor features an internationally acclaimed displays of works of art and furniture, substantial landscaped gardens, an outstanding wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, online shop, plant centre, conference rooms, kid's area, top quality eateries, giftshops and also boasts wedding services (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). A multitude of events are held at Waddesdon Manor all year round including carol singing, art events, food markets, horticultural events and wine tasting events.

Waddesdon through the years was a traditionally farming village, it's previously had the names Votesdone (eleventh century) and Woddesdon (14th century), in addition to the most current spelling of the name. As well as farming, lace making and silk making were different ways by which local individuals have made some money in Waddesdon in the past. St Michael & All Angels parish church was firstly constructed in approximately 1190 in Waddesdon, the font dates back to about 1400 and the present church tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly stunning, the renowned wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Bucks, supplies a superbly delightful backdrop to make the perfect marriage ceremony at any time throughout the year. Sitting in a tranquil waterside setting within stunning gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a sensational exclusive building on the Waddesdon Estate, expertly built for the Rothschild family during the nineteenth Century & for a one hundred years or more the country retreat of the Rothschild household. You, your family and friends will explore an idea of their fortunate standard of living: exceptional food, excellent wines, and specialist service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed. The elegant Dairy at Waddesdon is certified for civil wedding ceremonies beneath the Antler Chandelier, in the Winter Garden, within the West Hall and outside (under cover) by the lakeside pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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Waddesdon Cottages/Accommodation Near Waddesdon

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

Really quite convenient for exploring Waddesdon Manor House and village & circled by lovely open landscapes, this delightful cottage boasts splendid views and is properly furnished throughout, making it suitable for a relaxed holiday or short break. The property can be found on the outskirts of the charming little village of Ashendon around five miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Set in a big garden, with BBQ, outside furniture and a lot of fruit trees, this cottage includes a comfy beamed living room which has an open fireplace to warm you on winter evenings, in the ample kitchen you will find an AGA cooker, just the thing for cooking a home cooked English breakfast right before heading off on your travels.

The property is just a short amble away from the heart of the village featuring its classic public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), serving fine beer and outstanding food, and in addition to Waddesdon, is convenient for going to see such locations as Cuddington, Chearsley, Aylesbury and Haddenham, in addition near by are the Chilterns. This excellent holiday cottage is ideal for a holiday all year round.

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