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Review of Waddesdon: A parish and small village placed ten kilometres west of the large town of Aylesbury, Waddesdon is a historical farming area which has a church first built in the 13th century. Widely known as the setting for the lovely Waddesdon Manor, conceived by the prosperous Rothschilds dynasty in the Renaissance style of a 16th century French chateau (at present administered by the National Trust), Waddesdon has largely been an estate village since the end of the nineteenth century.

Waddesdon village today houses a populace of approximately 2,097 (2011) & is still dominated by structures constructed for the Rothschild family (houses built for Manor staff, the Five Arrows Hotel & the Village Hall). Waddesdon at one time had a railway station which connected it to neighbouring Aylesbury, this has long been closed & the village may only be reached by road (namely the A41). The parish covers an area of 7,252 acres (including Eythrope, Westcott, Wormstone & Woodham).

Waddesdon Manor BuckinghamshireA History of Waddesdon: In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor of Waddesdon was valued at twenty seven hides and documented as being controlled by Miles Crispin, while before this it was without doubt a Saxon village & was retained by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. Eventually the manor of Waddesdon was given to Henry of Oxford and later to the Courtenay family, it switched hands over and over until ultimately passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the previously mentioned Duke of Marlborough who, in eighteen seventy four, sold The village of Waddesdon and his whole Buckinghamshire landed estate to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild an art collector, politician & the well-heeled Rothschild banking family.

Waddesdon Manor: The Renaissance (Rebirth) style Waddesdon Manor House was later erected by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, copying a sixteenth century French chateau, wine cellars and all. The estate and manor was inherited by Baron Ferdinand's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, when Ferdinand died at the Manor itself on his 59th birthday in 1898. Together with acting as a family residence Waddesdon Manor was conceived to display the large collection of furniture, tapestries and art, accumulated by the Baron. A totally new tourist destination came to be when the National Trust took over the administration of the Manor right after the death of James de Rothschild. Modern day Waddesdon Manor offers huge gardens, a world-renowned collection of paintings, furniture and ornamental arts, a plant centre, a Rococo style aviary, a wine cellar, gift shops, meeting areas, a marriage venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a kid's area, gift shops and top notch restaurants. Carol singing, food markets, art events, horticultural events and wine tasting events are included in the a variety of functions which are usually held throughout the year at the manor.

Apart from the present-day title the community of Waddesdon has also been referred to as Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (14th century), over the ages it's principally relied on agriculture and farming. In the eighteenth century it for a while tried out silk making, when a little factory being founded in 1843 providing an addition to a more substantial factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Pillow lace manufacturing was also performed by a lot of the female inhabitants of the parish through the middle to late 19th century. St Michael and All Angels parish church was initially erected in about 1190 in the village, the font dates from around 1400 and the present tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly splendid, the popular marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, provides a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the perfect wedding anytime of year. Located in a relaxing waterside setting amid gorgeous gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a sensational exclusive building on the Waddesdon Estate, skillfully designed for the affluent Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th Century & for over a century the countryside estate of the Rothschild family. You, with family and guests can explore an idea of their privileged way of life: excellent food, superior wines, & specialist service with complete exclusivity assured. The magnificent Dairy at Waddesdon carries a license for civil marriage 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: Grove Way, Rectory Drive, Taylors Corner, Queen Street, High Street, Chestnut Close, Silk Street, New Street, Warmstone Lane, School Lane, Waddesdon Hill, Rose Terrace, Sharps Close, Goss Avenue, Little Britain, Quainton Road, Wood Street, Warmstone Close, The Grove, Orchard Close, Anstey Close, The Square, Eythrope Road, Frederick Street, Baker Street.

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

Exceedingly convenient for proceeding to Waddesdon Manor & Gardens & looking over pretty open countryside, this charming rental cottage provides you with amazing views & is pleasingly equipped throughout, rendering it perfect for a tranquil vacation or short break. The cottage is placed on the outskirts of the quiet village of Ashendon around 4.7 miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Enjoying a big back garden, with barbecue, outdoor furniture and a lot of fruit trees, this cottage boasts a snug timber beamed sitting area with an open fire to warm you on cold nights, in the roomy kitchen you'll discover an AGA stove, good for cooking a home made English breakfast prior to leaving to check out the area.

This cottage is just a short amble away from the village centre boasting a traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), supplying real ale and exceptional meals, and apart from Waddesdon, is handy for checking out such locations as Haddenham, Aylesbury, Cuddington and Chearsley, additionally in close proximity are the Chiltern Hills. This fantastic property is great for a holiday any time you fancy.

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