Bancroft Manor Bed & Breakfast, Inc.

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


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.



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

So grateful for this wonderful getaway.

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!

Awesome stay at quaint B&B

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. !!

Very pleasant stay

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.

Very enjoyable place

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.

Delightful in all categories!

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.

Charming old house

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 !

Wonderful stay at the Bancroft Manor B&B

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.

September stay

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

Would definitely stay again!

3.4 on June 08, 2016

Service was very friendly and efficient. Enjoyed all on the staff. Room was very comfortable

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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, 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

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, 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, 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.
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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

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