This historic house was built by J. Bancroft Swayne, the pioneer of Kennett Square's mushroom industry. There are hardwood floors throughout, Tuscan columns, period furniture, lead glass windows, wrap-around porch, and two sun porches. Guests may choose from a room with a king size bed and optional second guest bedroom with a full size bed, another room also with a king size bed (twin bed available upon request), and a third room with a full size bed and optional queen size Murphy bed on its own three season sun room. All rooms have private bathrooms, high-definition cable TV, air conditioning, and wireless internet. This is the quietest location in town within walking distance to the best in dining and exquisite shoppes. Near all Brandywine Valley attractions - 2 miles to Longwood Gardens, 7 miles to Winterthur and Brandywine River Museum (Wyeths' art), 10 miles to Hagley Museum, and 12 miles to Nemours Mansion and Gardens.
5 on June 03, 2015
Fantastic room with private patio. Romantic property to relax and unwind. Breakfast was amazing!
5 on June 03, 2015
Bancroft Manor was the perfect stay for a visit to Longwood Gardens. Breakfast was delicious and timely and the Gardens were only minutes away.
3.2 on June 01, 2015
If you stay in the Amish Room, which is quite small, you get the added bonus of the sleeping porch. We were very comfortable for our 3 days there.
4.0 on December 09, 2014
Clean, comfortable room with a friendly, outgoing owner, Mike, who was knowledgeable about the area, both for dining and attractions. The main sitting and dining rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable. WiFi was easy to access and fast, even in our room. Breakfast was good and plentiful. Would recommend this B&B to friends.
5 on November 24, 2014
Mike was a thoughtful host whose B & B met all of our needs.
5 on November 07, 2014
Michael, the Innkeeper, was very helpful with any of our needs.
4.6 on October 08, 2014
Nice place for a weekend getaway, close to everything we wanted to do.
5 on September 17, 2014
perfect location, lovely home, gracious host. A short walk to the restaurants and shops on State st. A beautiful home with a welcoming porch swing, comfy sitting room and sunny breakfast room. Quality bedding, modern bath and amenities. Excellent food - a very hearty breakfast. Would definitely stay here for visits to Brandywine Valley attractions.
5 on July 28, 2014
We recently stayed at Bancroft Manor whilst on a fly/drive and as such this was short notice for our arrival. Mike, the proprietor, could not have been more pleasant or helpful. The room was immaculate, with the most comfortable bed that we had during the whole of our trip, and the service first rate. Breakfast was excellent and the stay most enjoyable. We would not hesitate in recommending Bancroft Manor, although would suggest booking in advance as we were fortunate that a room was available at such short notice.
4.4 on July 14, 2014
Wonderful staff, romantic suites, and magical views. My boyfriend took me here for an overnight trip, and the staff were very warm and inviting. The even walked us to our room after check in. Breakfast was delicious, although I would recommend an early reservation. My favorite part of our stay was taking in the views with a glass of wine from the rocking chairs on our deck. The only negative was the size of the bathroom and the outdated tv and air conditioner. These small issues however did not in any way make our stay less enjoyable.
King size canopy bed, cable TV, air conditioning, and private ensuite bathroom. A second bedroom with full size bed may be included as an upsale - ideal for the third/fourth person(s).
Nightly Rate: $165 - $175
Walnut antique furniture with king size bed, private ensuite bathroom, cable TV, wireless internet, and a twin size bed is available upon request.
Nightly Rate: $155 - $165
The Amish Room has a full size bed, a private bathroom, and a sunporch with a queen size Murphy bed. Amenities include cable TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and wireless internet.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $150
Small town, Suburban, Wine country
Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 25 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Hagley Museum, Nemours, Brandywine River Museum, QVC, Herrs Potato Chip Factory Tour, American Helicopter Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Farm
BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Fridge, Ice Machine, Microwave oven, Drinking glasses, Keurig, Coffee / Tea / Filtered Water
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting - seven local wineries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Michael E. Snyder
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian