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Glad I could put that merry little song in your head, now go and have a nice Sunday
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate – originally nothing but farmland – in 1874. He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire châteaux and soon engaged the French architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur. The foundation stone was laid in 1877. The completion of the Bachelors’ Wing in 1880 and the main part of the house in 1883 were celebrated with house parties of twenty guests.
Miles and miles of nothing but oh so pretty to look at