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Review of Waddesdon: To be found approximately ten kilometers to the west of the large town of Aylesbury, the parish and village of Waddesdon is an old farming community that has a 13th century parish church. The famous Waddesdon Manor is situated close to the village, constructed in 16th century French Renaissance style by the prosperous Rothschild dynasty at the end of nineteenth century.

The village today has a population of approximately 2,100 (in 2011) & is still peppered with structures constructed for the Rothschilds (houses built for Manor workers, the Five Arrows Hotel and the Village Hall). Waddesdon parish (combined with Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham and Wormstone) comprises an area of 7,252 acres. Once linked to near by Aylesbury via railway, Waddesdon rail station has long been decommissioned and the village may only be reached by road (A41).

The Manor at WaddesdonA History of Waddesdon: Previous to the Conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon was clearly a Saxon village, the manor being held by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was valued at 27 hides & recorded to be controlled by Miles Crispin. Waddesdon manor finally passed to John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough in the nineteenth century, having swapped hands over and over again over the generations. In the late nineteenth century the 7th Duke of Marlborough (John Spencer Churchill) sold his large Bucks estate, which included the parish of Waddesdon, to Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Liberal MP representing Aylesbury), art enthusiast & one of the rich Rothschild banking family of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor: Ferdinand de Rothschild subsequently went on to construct the eye-catching Waddesdon Manor House, on a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the Renaissance style of a 16th C French chateau, wine cellars and all. Baron Ferdinand died in 1898, his estate and manor passing down to his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. In addition to being a family residence Waddesdon Manor was designed to hold the substantial collection of tapestries, furniture and art, gathered by the Baron. An exciting new tourist destination was born when the National Trust took over the managing of the Manor right after the death of James de Rothschild. Waddesdon Manor boasts a world-renowned displays of French furniture, paintings and decorative arts, considerable landscaped gardens, an outstanding wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, plant centre, online shop, meeting rooms, kid's area, quality restaurants, giftshops and even offers wedding facilities (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). The Manor also hosts different activities and events all year long for example carol singing, art displays, food markets, horticultural shows and wine tastings.

Over the years, Waddesdon was a mostly farming community and and also the present day name has been called variously as Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (14th C). Apart from agriculture and farming, lace manufacturing and silk manufacturing were different ways that local individuals have made a living in Waddesdon over the years. The erection of Waddesdon's parish church Saint Michael & All Angels was started in 1190, it was extended and improved often through the generations, especially over the medieval & Victorian periods. The Font dates from about 1400, the church tower was rebuilt in 1892, substituting the one constructed during the fourteenth century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly gorgeous, the widely recognized marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, delivers a wonderfully inspiring back drop for the ultimate wedding celebration anytime throughout the year. Nestling in a peaceful waterside setting amongst amazing gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting exclusive building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, stunningly constructed for the Rothschild family during the 19th Century & for a a century or more the country estate of the Rothschild dynasty. You, your family and guests will get an idea of their privileged way of living: excellent food, fantastic wines, and skilled service with total exclusivity assured. The fabulous Dairy at Waddesdon holds a license for civil marriage ceremonies in the West Hall, the Wintergarden, below the Antler Chandelier and outside under the cover of the lakeside Pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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Waddesdon Cottages/Accommodation Near Waddesdon

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

Very convenient for going to see Waddesdon & Waddesdon Manor & surrounded by magnificent open countryside, this fabulous holiday cottage enjoys amazing views and is appropriately equipped throughout, making it great for a tranquil escape or weekend break. The property is situated on the edge of the pretty little village of Ashendon roughly four miles distance from Waddesdon.

Enjoying a substantial garden, with BBQ, patio furniture and lots of fruit trees, the cottage includes a comfortable wooden beamed sitting area which has an open fireplace for getting warm on those wintry evenings, in the spacious kitchen you'll find an AGA cooker, excellent for cooking a home-cooked English breakfast just before setting off to explore the area.

The property is simply a short stroll away from the the heart of Ashendon with its traditional public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing fine draught beer and superb food, and other than Waddesdon, is great for visiting such locations as Cuddington, Chearsley, Aylesbury and Haddenham, in addition in the area are the Chiltern Hills. This super property is good for a vacation winter or summer.

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