Do you plan on visiting Longwood Gardens? Save up to $10 on each ticket when you book your room at Bancroft Manor. Tickets may be use on any day at any time - unrestricted during the holiday season. Also available are discounted tickets to Winterthur. Please request these tickets when booking room as quantities are limited. 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 August 25, 2017
After searching for hours for a nice, affordable place to stay with my husband and two teen-aged kids, we were very lucky to find Bancroft Manor. The innkeeper Mike was very nice and helpful, as was his wife Magdelana and his staff member, Stephanie. We will definitely come back! The Longwood room worked very well for us as an affordable way to sleep four people without needing to reserve two full rooms. The smaller room did not have its own air conditioning unit, but that was okay with me because I'm always freezing at the temperature my husband is comfortable. We really liked having the two rooms with the adjoining bath, and we played cards in the dining room and enjoyed the front porch as well. Kennett Square is a cute town, in walking distance from the Bancroft. Be sure to check out the place with ice cream, live music, bar, bocce ball, lots of local dogs (on leashes) and kids in a lively outdoor setting. Who knew we could have this much fun on a quick get away just an hour from our home? We also enjoyed the Brandywine River Museum's Wyeth exhibit and watching the eclipse at Longwood Gardens. Thanks, Mike!
5 on August 21, 2017
Our host was very nice, friendly and accommodating. The room was cozy, comfortable and quiet,and the breakfast was delicious. We will definitely be returning in the future. !!
4.6 on March 22, 2017
Tea by wood burning fireplace in common room, brownies appeared, cozy, comfortable, convenient. Easy walk to many restaurants and nice shops.
5 on January 07, 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Bancroft Manor. The accomodations were very nice and welcoming. The front living room area was very attractively decorated for the holidays. The host gave us helpful information about the Kennett Square area, and discount tickets to nearby Longwood Gardens. After returning from a cold night at Longwood Gardens, it was great to sit at the fireplace and warm our feet The breakfast was excellent, featuring mushrooms, which the area is famous for. We would definitely stay there again.
4.8 on January 06, 2017
Just before Christmas we took a day to visit Longwood Gardens and stayed overnight at Bancroft Manor. The hospitality and quiet, gentle atmosphere allowed us to recharge and celebrate Christmas with energy and joy.
3.8 on December 27, 2016
We were very pleased with this B&B. It was extremely clean and not cluttered. The food was delicious, the area quiet, the host very helpful, and rooms very comfortable.
4.6 on November 29, 2016
This is the second time we have stayed at this house, and both times found the house beautiful, the hosts very accommodating, and the breakfast delicious. Thanks, Mike and Maggie !
5 on October 23, 2016
We spent a weekend at the Bancroft Manor B&B recently and had a wonderful stay. The house has so much charm and is beautifully decorated; the rooms were so cute, clean and comfortable. The Innkeeper, Mike, is a terrific host, catered to our every need and was so helpful with restaurant suggestions and local activities. He also serves a delicious breakfast! I would definitely stay there again.
4.0 on October 11, 2016
We just stayed for one night after a visit to Longwood. Very pleasant stay. Host was most helpful in suggesting good restaurants and local sites to visit. Would have liked to have more time to spend in the area
3.4 on June 08, 2016
Service was very friendly and efficient. Enjoyed all on the staff. Room was very comfortable
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, 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
Historic Inn, Farm
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, 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, Tennis courts, Water sports