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Review of Waddesdon: Positioned approximately 10 km to the west of the town of Aylesbury, the small village and parish of Waddesdon is an ancient agricultural community with a 13th century church. The famous Waddesdon Manor is located near the village, built in 16th century French Renaissance style by the affluent Rothschild family in the late 19th C.

A lot of the structures put up by the Rothschilds (the Five Arrows hotel, the village hall, and dwellings built for manor employees) continue to dominate modern day Waddesdon & are lived in and treasured by its populace of around two thousand (2011 census). Waddesdon previously had a train station which joined it with near by Aylesbury, this has long since closed & the village can just be got to by road (the A41). The parish accounts for an area of 7,252 acres (including Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham & Wormstone).

Waddesdon Manor BucksWaddesdon History: Undoubtedly a Saxon settlement before the conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon manor was held by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those long gone, largely undocumented days. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was registered as being retained by Miles Crispin & having a worth of 27 hides. Waddesdon manor ultimately transferred to John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough during the nineteenth century, having swapped hands regularly over the ensueing years. It was formerly named 7th Duke of Marlborough who, in eighteen seventy four, sold off Waddesdon and his entire Buckinghamshire landed estate to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild a politician, art collector & one of the well-heeled Rothschild banking family of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor House: The Rebirth (Renaissance) style Waddesdon Manor House was thereafter conceived by Ferdinand de Rothschild, copying a 16th C French chateau, wine cellars and all. The estate passed down to The Baron's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, when Ferdinand died at Waddesdon Manor on his 59th birthday in 1898. As well as being a family residence the Manor was designed to display the huge collection of art, furniture and tapestries, amassed by the Baron. The Manor was bequeathed to the National Trust on the passing of James de Rothschild in 1957, it consequently came to be a recognized tourism hotspot. Waddesdon Manor features an internationally acclaimed collection of paintings, French furniture and decorative arts, large gardens, a fantastic wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, plant centre, online shop, conference rooms, child's area, classy eateries, giftshops and also offers wedding facilities (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Art displays, carol singing, food markets, wine tasting events, and horticultural events are some of the several functions and events which happen to be held all year long at waddesdon manor.

Aside from the current name the community of Waddesdon has further been called Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century), through the years it has mostly survived through farming. In addition to agriculture and farming, lace manufacture and silk manufacturing are different ways that local inhabitants have made a little money in the area in the past. In around 1190 building was started on Waddesdon's parish church of Saint Michael & All Angels, the current tower updated a 14th century one in 1892, the font is from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Surprisingly pretty, the widely recognized wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, presents a fantasticly enchanting backdrop for that ideal marriage ceremony anytime of the year. Situated in a relaxed waterside setting within marvelous garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully designed for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1800s & for over a century the countryside retreat of the Rothschild household. You and your guests can enjoy an idea of that privileged life style: superlative food, terrific wines, and skilled service with complete exclusivity assured. The splendid Dairy at Waddesdon holds a license for civil marriage ceremonies in the Wintergarden, under cover outside in the lakeside pavilion, in the West Hall and below the Antler Chandelier. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Undoubtedly handy for exploring Waddesdon Manor and Gardens & circled by fabulous open countryside, this pleasant holiday home boasts terrific views and is beautifully furnished throughout, which makes it good for a stress-free escape or weekend break. The property is positioned on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Ashendon roughly 4.7 miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Boasting a sizable back garden, with BBQ, patio furniture and plenty of fruit trees, this property features a comfortable timber beamed sitting area having an open fire place for warming up on chilly nights, in the kitchen you'll discover an AGA cooker, great for cooking a home-cooked English breakfast right before setting off on your travels.

The cottage is just a short saunter away from the the heart of Ashendon boasting a classic pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), supplying fine ale and excellent food, and aside from Waddesdon, is handy for heading to such locations as Chearsley, Cuddington, Aylesbury and Haddenham, in addition near by are the Chilterns. This excellent cottage is great for a break any time of the year.

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