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Review of Waddesdon: A historic agricultural area having a thirteenth century parish church, Waddesdon is situated roughly nine and a half kilometers west of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire (Bucks). Recognized as the setting for the astonishing Waddesdon Manor, erected by the well-heeled Rothschilds family in the Renaissance style of a sixteenth century French chateau (now administered by the National Trust), Waddesdon has mainly been an estate village since the end of the 19th C.

With its current populace of around two thousand (census of 2011), modern day Waddesdon is still dominated by structures established for the Rothschilds (properties built for manor workers, the Five Arrows hotel & the village hall). The parish accounts for roughly seven thousand acres (along with Westcott, Woodham, Eythrope and Wormstone). Waddesdon formerly had a railway station which connected it to nearby Aylesbury, this is long closed and the village can only be got to by road (namely the A41).

The Manor at WaddesdonWaddesdon's Past History: In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor of Waddesdon was valued at 27 hides and listed as retained by Miles Crispin, but before this it was most definitely a Saxon settlement & was possessed by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men. Subsequently the manor of Waddesdon was given to Henry of Oxford and thereafter to the Courtenay family, it swapped hands over and over again until finally ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the 7th Duke of Marlborough who, in 1874, sold off Waddesdon and his whole Bucks landed estate to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild an art collector, MP & the rich Austrian Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor House: The distinctive Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance style of a 16th c French chateau, right down to the wine cellars, was established by Ferdinand de Rothschild, using a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The estate and manor passed down to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, the Baron's sister, when he died in 1898. In the late 1950's, James de Rothschild died and Waddesdon Manor House developed into a well-known tourist destination soon after it was passed on to the National Trust. Current day Waddesdon Manor boasts substantial gardens, a world-famous displays of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, a plant centre, a Rococo aviary, a wine cellar, gift shops, conference rooms, a wedding venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a childrens area, gift shops and high class restaurants. Waddesdon Manor and grounds also organizes a multitude of functions throughout the year such as carol singing, art exhibitions, food markets, horticultural shows and wine samplings.

Waddesdon across the ages was a typically agricultural village, it has previously had the titles Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (14th century), together with the modern day spelling of the name. Other than agriculture and farming, lace making and silk making are additional ways in which local citizens have made a little money in Waddesdon through the centuries. The parish church of Saint Michael & All Angels was initially erected in approximately 1190 in Waddesdon, the font is from around 1400 & the current tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly appealing, the popular marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, delivers a fantasticly enchanting back drop to make the ideal wedding ceremony anytime throughout the year. Nestling in a peaceful waterside setting within marvelous gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a pleasant private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully made for the well-heeled Rothschild's during the 1800s & for more than a century the country residence of the Rothschild dynasty. You, with family and guests will love a flavour of that privileged way of living: exceptional food, superb wines, and specialist service with absolute uniqueness guaranteed. The spectacular Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil wedding ceremonies underneath the Antler Chandelier, in the Winter Garden, inside the West Hall and outside (under cover) by the lakeside pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Fairly convenient for proceeding to Waddesdon Manor and Gardens & overlooking fantastic open landscapes, this fabulous rental cottage enjoys superb views and is nicely equipped throughout, which makes it great for a tranquil vacation or weekend break. The cottage is found on the outskirts of the attractive little village of Ashendon about 5 miles drive from the village of Waddesdon.

Boasting a sizable garden, with bar-b-que, outdoor furniture and lots of fruit trees, the property offers a cosy timber beamed sitting area with an open hearth to warm you on those wintry nights, in the kitchen you will find an AGA range, perfect for preparing a home-made English breakfast just before leaving to investigate the area.

The holiday home is simply a short stroll from the village featuring its classic public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves fine ales and excellent food, and besides Waddesdon, is great for checking out such areas as Aylesbury, Cuddington, Haddenham and Chearsley, also close by are the Chilterns. This super holiday home is good for a vacation winter or summer.

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