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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in the county of Buckinghamshire is an age old agricultural community situated about nine and a half kilometres to the west of the town of Aylesbury, it has a parish church first built in the 13th century. Waddesdon has basically been an estate village since the end of the 19th century at the time the sensational Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was conceived by the rich Rothschilds family, together with accommodation for the staff.

Waddesdon village today has a population of around 2,100 (2011 census) and is still dominated by structures established for the Rothschilds (the Village Hall, the Five Arrows Hotel & properties built for Manor staff). The parish of Waddesdon (coupled with Eythrope, Westcott, Wormstone and Woodham) covers close to 7,000 acres. Until the 1930's connected to nearby Aylesbury via train, Waddesdon train station has long been decommissioned and the village can just be accessed by road (the A41).

Waddesdon Manor BucksWaddesdon in the Past: Undeniably a Saxon village before the conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon manor was retained by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those far off, generally undocumented times. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was registered as being possessed by Miles Crispin & valued at twenty seven hides. Afterwards Waddesdon manor was to be accorded to Henry of Oxford and then to the Courtenay family, it swapped control several times until ultimately ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the aforesaid 7th Duke of Marlborough who, in the 1870's, sold Waddesdon and surrounding areas & his complete Bucks landed estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an art collector, politician and member of the affluent Rothschild banking dynasty of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor: Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild subsequently went on to construct the beautiful Waddesdon Manor House, on a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the style of a sixteenth century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. Ferdinand passed away in 1898, his estate passing down to his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. Apart from showing off the Baron's considerable collection of furniture, tapestries and art, the Manor House also served as a family residence. Another tourism destination appeared once the National Trust took over the management of the Manor following the death of James de Rothschild. Waddesdon Manor features its phenomenal displays of paintings, French furniture and decorative arts, substantial landscaped gardens, an excellent wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, online shop, plant centre, meeting rooms, child's corner, top quality restaurants, gift shops and additionally features marriage facilities (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Art displays, carol singing, food markets, horticultural shows and wine samplings are amongst the a multitude of functions which happen to be held all through the year at the manor.

Besides the most current name the community of Waddesdon has also been referred to as Votesdone (eleventh century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century), through the years it's largely endured through agriculture. In the 18th century the village for a while had a go at silk making, with a small factory set up in 1843 providing an offshoot of the much bigger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Lace making was additionally accomplished by lots of the female inhabitants of the parish through the mid to late 19th century. The construction of Waddesdon's parish church Saint Michael and All Angels commenced in 1190, it was extended & embellished repeatedly across the years, especially over the medieval & Victorian periods. The Font is dated about 1400, the tower was reconstructed in 1892, taking the place of the one built during the 14th century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly exquisite, the popular wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, presents a remarkably inspiring back drop to your ultimate wedding anytime of the year. Located in a relaxed waterside setting among stunning garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome exclusive building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully developed for the well-heeled Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1800s & for over one hundred years the country residence of the Rothschild family. You, your friends and family will enjoy a flavour of their wealthy way of life: superlative food, first class wines, & skilled service with complete exclusivity assured. The delightful Dairy at Waddesdon is licensed for civil marriages underneath 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: Warmstone Close, Anstey Close, School Lane, Orchard Close, Warmstone Lane, Taylors Corner, Chestnut Close, Rose Terrace, Little Britain, Rectory Drive, Quainton Road, Baker Street, Queen Street, Grove Way, Frederick Street, Wood Street, The Grove, Goss Avenue, High Street, Eythrope Road, Silk Street, The Square, Sharps Close, Waddesdon Hill, New Street.

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

Really quite convenient for heading to Waddesdon & Waddesdon Manor and overlooking awesome open scenery, this wonderful holiday home has got fantastic views & is pleasingly equipped throughout, rendering it suited to a relaxing escape or short break. The cottage can be found on the outskirts of the attractive village of Ashendon around four miles drive from Waddesdon.

Set in a sizable garden, with bar-b-que, garden furniture and lots of fruit trees, the cottage features a snug beamed lounge that has an open fireplace for warming up on those cold nights, in the kitchen there is an AGA range, just the thing for making a home-made English breakfast prior to leaving to check out the area.

This holiday home is a short amble away from the heart of the village with its traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves fine ales and terrific food, and as well as Waddesdon, is convenient for heading to such areas as Cuddington, Chearsley, Haddenham and Aylesbury, also in the area are the Chiltern Hills. This fantastic cottage is ideal for an escape summer or winter.

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