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 and close to the beach, Built in 1670 it's one of the oldest family properties in this quiet and peaceful village of West Barnstable. The Bursley family played a defining role in this beautiful seaside community, and is only 5 miles to the ocean. The Bursley Manor features beautifully renovated rooms, and features Claire Murray rugs which are hand made right here in West Barnstable. Each of our rooms has it's own private bath,therapy spa, hair dryers, robes and personal amenities All guest rooms have king size beds, remote control cable & Flat screen TV's and A/C. Most rooms feature working fireplaces. For those who travel with laptops or tablets, wireless high-speed internet access is also available.



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

Fantastic stay

4.6 on October 05, 2016

We stayed for a night only, it was a beautiful stay. The Wickered room was big and has a beautiful bathroom. will visit again!


5 on September 21, 2016

LOVE this place!! Ideal location, Wonderful home-style atmosphere, Quiet. Sheila was so friendly and Minnie was a bonus because I am an extreme dog lover. Highly recommend this place!

Great time at the Bursley

5 on August 21, 2016

We had a delightful 3 days at the Bursley, enjoying the amazing Bursley family home built in 1670 and thoughtfully updated to balance the long history and guest comfort. Our hosts were very helpful in pointing out local spots (restaurants, beaches, scenic roads etc.) and put together a fine breakfast. The Bursley family is buried at a cemetery very nearby, so it's worth a short walk or shorter drive to see the family monument. in the midst of 300 years of grave sites.

Great experieince

5 on August 14, 2016

We were absolutely delighted with our stay at the Manor. What a treat to stay in a house built in 1670! It has been redone very thoughtfully to balance comfort with history. Our hosts were a treasure of history, hints and guidance about the Cape. It's location is perfect, near a road less traveled and excellent evening dining in addition to a very nice breakfast. Leaving was like saying good by to family.

Cape Cod Vavation

5 on August 07, 2016

Sheila was a graceous host. We really enjoyed our stay in Barnstable.

Best Bed and Breakfast on the Cape

4.4 on July 18, 2016

My husband and I stayed one night but wished it could have been longer. We will definitely be returning. We stayed in the Laura room. It was very clean and the bed was wonderfully comfortable. Sheila and Francis were gracious and warm. I felt like I was staying with family. The breakfast was outstanding, I had a wonderful relaxing time and cant wait to go back. Thank you Sheila and Francis!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Ocean Side

The Oceanside is appropriately named for the beautiful Ocean which is located only 8 miles from our Manor. It has a working fireplace and may be combined with the Seashell Room, to form a two room suite. Private bath with jetted tub.

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

The Seashell Room

The Seashell Room gets it's name from the beautiful shells found on most of our local beaches here at the Cape this room features a private bath with jetted tub.

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

The Sand Dollar Room

The Sand Dollar Room is a quaint, cozy room that features queen size bed. This room is offered at a discounted rate due to it's slightly smaller size. This room also has a private bath with jetted tub.

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

Captain Jack

The Captain 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 Lighthouse

The Wicker Room is the largest guest room at the manor. It features stylish white decor with a nautical feel, featurs a fireplace, a spacious bathroom with separate spa and shower, has the largest bathroom on our property.

  • 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

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

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