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Review of Waddesdon: A village and parish placed 9.5 kilometres to the west of Aylesbury, Waddesdon is an age old farming area which has a parish church which dates from the thirteenth century. Waddesdon is no doubt best known as being the location of the Rothschild family built, French Renaissance style, Waddesdon Manor (currently managed by the National Trust), attracting plenty of visitors to the village.

The majority of the structures built for the Rothschilds (housing built for manor staff, the Five Arrows hotel & the village hall) are very prominent in the village today & they are lived in and cherished by the populace of approximately 2,000 (2011). Once connected with near by Aylesbury by way of railway, Waddesdon rail station has long since decommissioned and the village can now only be reached by road (namely the A41). Waddesdon parish (together with Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham and Wormstone) consists of about seven thousand acres.

Waddesdon Manor BuckinghamshireWaddesdon History: Undoubtedly a Saxon village just before the Norman conquest, Waddesdon manor was possessed by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those long gone, mostly unrecorded days. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was registered as held by Miles Crispin and priced at twenty seven hides. Later the manor of Waddesdon was to be awarded to Henry of Oxford and eventually to the Courtenay family, it switched hands regularly until ultimately passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. Art enthusiast, politician & one of a rich Austrian banking family, Ferdinand de Rothschild, obtained the entire Buckinghamshire landed estate of the Duke of Marlborough in 1874, which included Waddesdon and surrounding areas.

Waddesdon Manor: The eye-catching Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance style of a 16th c French chateau, right down to the wine cellars, was conceived by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, based on a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate passed down to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, Baron Ferdinand's sister, after he passed away in 1898. The Manor House was meant as a family home and to house Baron Rothschild's vast collection of tapestries, art and furniture. In 1957, right after the death of James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor was given to the National Trust, it thereafter became a favourite tourist destination. There are lots of aspects that draw visitors to Waddesdon Manor for example high-quality restaurants, meeting rooms, gift outlets, child's area, a top notch marriage venue, a garden and plant centre and a lot more combined with the landscaped gardens plus the incredible building itself having its collection of artwork, sculptures and furniture. The Manor of course plays host to a good number of events all year round like food markets, art displays, carol singing, wine samplings, and horticultural shows.

Waddesdon over the ages was a primarily farming village, it's formerly had the names Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th C), in addition to the present spelling. Amongst different crafts which have sustained local people besides agriculture and farming were silk manufacture and lace manufacturing. In about 1190 building commenced on Waddesdon's Saint Micheal & All Angels parish church, the present church tower superceded a 14th century one in 1892, the font originates from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly beautiful, the widely recognized wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, gives you a wonderfully romantic back drop for that ideal marriage ceremony at any time throughout the year. Nestled in a tranquil waterside setting amid stunning gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting exclusive building on the Waddesdon Estate, skillfully built for the Rothschild family in the nineteenth Century & for a a century or more the country retreat of the Rothschild dynasty. You, your family and guests will love a flavour of their privileged way of life: superlative food, quality wines, & expert service with full exclusivity guaranteed. The exquisite Dairy at Waddesdon carries a license for civil marriage ceremonies below the Antler Chandelier, in the Winter Garden, in the West Hall and outside (under cover) by the lakeside pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Particularly convenient for venturing to Waddesdon Manor and Gardens & looking over gorgeous open scenery, this pleasant rental cottage is blessed with splendid views and is properly equipped throughout, which make it ideal for a tranquil holiday or short break. The property is found on the outskirts of the quiet little village of Ashendon around four miles from Waddesdon.

Looking out onto a substantial back garden, with barbecue, patio furniture and several fruit trees, this property boasts a cozy wooden beamed sitting area which has an open fire for warming up on those chilly days, in the kitchen you'll find an AGA cooker, excellent for cooking a home-made English breakfast prior to setting off to explore.

The holiday home is just a short stroll from the heart of the village with its traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves fine ale and outstanding meals, and as well as Waddesdon, is convenient for heading to such places as Cuddington, Chearsley, Aylesbury and Haddenham, also near by are the Chilterns. This great property is great for a break all year round.

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