The Bursley Manor

651 Main St. , West Barnstable, MA 02668 USA (Show map)


The Bursley Manor is an old dairy farm nestled among magnificent chestnut trees. Butil in 1670 it's one of the oldest family properties in the quiet and peaceful village of West Barnstable. The Bursley family played a defining role in the beautiful seaside community. The Bursley Manor features expansive rooms, each with it's own private bath, threaputic spa, hair dryers, robes and personal amenities. All guest rooms have king size beds, remote control cable TV,VCR and A/C. Most rooms feature working fireplaces. For those who travel with computer, wireless high-speed internet access is also available.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

East Trip

5 on September 26, 2015

This was a delightful bed and breakfast built in 1670. The wine and breakfasts shared with Shelia and Ralph were most enjoyable. As often the case with bed and breakfast establishments the porpreittors make it truly special.

Old World Charm

3.6 on September 23, 2015

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights with my parents on the Labor Day long weekend. Sheila was was a delightful host. She provided helpful advice and wonderful breakfasts. The property is beautifully maintained.

Beautiful place!

5 on August 25, 2015

La titolare è davvero gentile e il posto stupendo, camere pulite ed arredate con gusto. Consigliato!

Great place to stay

4.2 on August 21, 2015

Really well maintained house and excellent service. Bit pricey but worth it.

The Bursley was Wonderful

4.6 on October 21, 2014

Warm and inviting ... Gracious Hostess ... Amazing place to stay ... You will Love it here ... You will feel right at home with Sheila the Inn keeper ... The house is clean, comfortable, and has a wonderful energy to it ... The bed in the Rose Room was just right, perfect for sleeping ... The jetted tub was delightful as well ... And Breakfast was yummy ... You won't want to leave ...

lovely weekend away

4.8 on September 10, 2014

Beautiful old house -- lovely furnishings and CLEAN, gracious and friendly hostess, great location on 6A-- thank you Sheila!

Everything we could have asked for

4.4 on August 28, 2014

The rooms are very nice and clean. Jacuzzi tub was wonderful. Breakfast is very well done with many hot and cold options. Shelia is very helpful in recommending places in the area.

Bursley Manor- weekend getaway

4.6 on August 25, 2014

Beatiful place, great location and wonderful host! Perfect for a couple planning a weekend getaway or friends looking for a chill place. The rooms are clean and very pretty, Sheila is a very nice host and gave us recommendations of where to go in the Cape and even provided a map for us to use during our stay. The house itself is very cozy and charming, definitely recommend! :)

A Cape Cod gem

4.4 on August 23, 2014

The Bursley Manor was perfect choice for our three-day stay on Cape Cod. It was centrally located for a trip up to Provincetown and the north end beaches one day, off to Nantucket for another afternoon and a visit up to historic Plymouth on our way back to Boston for our trip home. Breakfast service was perfect and we met several other interesting guests at the large dining table; our innkeeper was completely informed on the local attractions (like seeing seals at the fish pier in Chatham). Gerry Lang, Judith Geher Toronto

Cape Cod's Bursley Manor

3.0 on July 28, 2014

Perfectly pleasant, centrally located. Lovely communal spaces and private rooms.

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Rooms & Rates

The Rose Room

The Rose Room is appropriately named for the beautiful rose murals hand painted by our local artist. It has a working fireplace and may be combined with the Wisteria Room, to form a two room suite. Private bath with jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Wisteria Room

The Wisteria Room gets it's name from the beautiful Wisteria vines and murals hand painted by Lindsay Hopkins, a well known Cape Cod decorative painter. Her work can be found throughout the manor. Private bath with jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Laura Room

The Laura Room is a quaint, cozy room that features a 4-poster bed and cherry decor. This room is offered at a discounted rate due to it's slightly smaller size. Private bath with jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mad Jack

The Mad Jack Room was named after West Barnstable's most famous sea captain, Jack Percival. Captain Percival planted the magnificent chestnut trees located on our boundaries. This room features a fireplace and sculpted mahogany decor. Private bath with jetted tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Wicker Room

The Wicker Room is the largest guest room at the manor. It features stylish white wicker decor, fireplace, and a spacious bathroom with separate spa and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Beaches close by, Countryside, Village


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6)take exit 5 to Route 149. Take left off ramp, follow to the end. At the stop sign, turn left onto Rte. 6A West. The Bursley Manor is 1/2 mile on the left at the corner of Maple St. and Route 6A. Turn left onto Maple St. and into the driveway entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay on weekends in high season.
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card is necessary to guarantee your reservation
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded if notice of cancellation or postponement is received at the Manor no less than 14 days prior to arrival. A one night fee will be charged if notice is less than 14 days. We will gladly refund your money if we are able to re-rent your room.



Sheila Bournival

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room