Bancroft Manor Bed & Breakfast, Inc.

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


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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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

Perfect Getaway!

4.2 on June 01, 2016

The location in Kennett Square was ideal - quite street but easy access to Longwood Gardens, dining in town and other sightseeing options. I would be happy to return.

Colombian and Brasilian guests

5 on May 24, 2016

The Innkeeper was very hospitable and willing to work around our schedules since we were in the area on business.

Great Bed and Breakfast Experience

4.4 on May 19, 2016

We were privileged to call at the last minute and there was an opening -- in fact we were the only ones to stay the night we were there. Wonderful restored home -- very hospitable couple. They shared information about the area -- where to eat in town, etc.

stayed Friday 3/11/16 - 3/13/16

5 on March 15, 2016

Great stay and great place. Would surely tell others to stay there. Service Great! Way to go Michael!

Great Choice to stay in the Kennet Square, Brandywine areas

5 on February 24, 2016

Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable. The house was very lovely -- a lot of attention to the details. The proprietor was very friendly and very informative about the restaurants in the area and the many places of interest. The breakfast was very good. We recommend staying here.

Perfect location for New Years Eve!

5 on January 15, 2016

We had a wonderful stay on New Years Eve. The Inn is comfortable and centrally located for visiting Historic Kennett Square.

More than a B&B

5 on June 03, 2015

Fantastic room with private patio. Romantic property to relax and unwind. Breakfast was amazing!

Longwood Garden Visit

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.

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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