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Bancroft Manor Bed & Breakfast, Inc.

318 Marshall Street , Kennett Square, PA 19348 USA (Show map)

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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.



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

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Wonderful location, pleasant place to stay

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.

Delightful visit!

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.

Weekend getaway

4.6 on October 08, 2014

Nice place for a weekend getaway, close to everything we wanted to do.

wanted to stay longer

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.

First Rate Property And Service

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.

beautiful and romantic overnight

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.


5 on June 29, 2014

Bancroft Manor is a great b&b. it is clean, friendly, relaxing and affordable. we spent many hours on the front porch which proved to be an added benefit of staying here. it is within walking distance of the town making that another plus.

bed and dinner deal

4.4 on April 08, 2014

lovely and comfortable room. If available get the package room and dinner, meal was very well prepared and the wait staff is excellent.

Excelent Location and nostalgia

4.6 on March 29, 2014

Great location in town with excellent service and atmosphere from the past. The place is spotless and a lot of the antiquities are quite wonderful. Mike was an excellent host and very knowledgeable about the Brandy-wine region. Would stay there again and hopefully a little longer. Thanks for a great job.

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Rooms & Rates

Longwood Room/Suite

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).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175

Brantwyn Room

Walnut antique furniture with king size bed, private ensuite bathroom, cable TV, wireless internet, and a twin size bed is available upon request.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $165

Amish Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

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Location Type

Small town, Suburban, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 25 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4:30PM/flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed at designated area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children allowed, not suitable for younger.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: A minimum of 10 day notice is required for any refund. In cases where the room can be rebooked, then a full refund may be provided less any nominal fees where applicable. Fewer than a 10 day notice may be given a credit for a future stay.



Michael E. Snyder

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  • Time Served: 8:30AM / flexible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


318 Marshall Street , Kennett Square, PA 19348 USA (Show map)

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