NOTE: Our B&B is closed until further notice due to COVID virus
ancroft Manor was built in 1909 by J. Bancroft Swayne who founded the area's mushroom farming industry in the late 19th century (Washington Post 1/2/2001 & kennett.pa.us/History/History.htm).
The house is predominently Queen Anne style with elements of the Classical Revival period. Architectural features include Avondale stone walls, slate and tin roofs, lead glass windows and dormers, wrap-around porch and enclosed sun porches, Tuscan columns, high ceilings, hardwood floors, crown molding, original wallpaper, and fireplace. The rooms are tastefully decorated in period antiques and fixtures.
Located in the National Historic District of Kennett Square, Bancroft Manor Bed & Breakfast is on a quiet street yet conveniently located fewer than four blocks from fine dining and elegant shopping, the nationally-ranked Kennett Area YMCA, and Nixon Park. It is also minutes away from Brandywine Valley attractions like Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum, Winterthur, and Hagley Museum to name a few.
Bancroft Manor is a two-time, first place winner of Kennett Square's Christmas Decorating contest. Stay here and see why it is one of the finest in architectural styling and hospitality.
|At A GLANCE |
|ROOMS & BATHS||1 King with en-suite bath & optional second bedroom with Queen; King with en-suite bath and twin bed available upon request; 1 Queen with en-suite bath & sitting room with twin bed available upon request.|
|RATES|| $175 to $190. Please inquire about additional guests & extended stays. Discounts, promotions, and upgrades offered.
|BREAKFAST||A complete, nutritiously cooked breakfast including your choice of hot drinks, juice, fresh fruit, a variety of yogurts, and freshly baked pastries. Please note any special dietetic needs. Dining on the sun porch or formal dining room.|
|RESERVATIONS||Please call well ahead of your visit for best availability. American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, personal checks, and US dollars gladly accepted.|
|CANCELLATION||A 10 day notice is required for a full refund. When less than 10 days notice is given, a partial/full refund will be provided only in cases where the room is rebooked for the partial/full duration. A credit for a future booking may be applied at the owner's discretion.|
|CHECK-IN||After 4:30PM through early evening unless prior arrangements are made where possible. Check-out by 11:00AM.
|CHILDREN||Due to antique furnishings, the B&B is not suitable for small children. Please call to discuss in detail.|
|PETS||There are no accommodations for pets. Assistance is available for finding a local and reputable kennel.|
|SMOKING||Smoking is not permitted indoors. Smoking is allowed outdoors at designated areas.|
|INTERNET||Wireless Internet on-site.|
|FEATURES||Very quiet and convenient location, all bedroom have individual A/C, clean and quiet hot water radiator heat, TV's (video player available upon request), antique period furniture throughout, ample parking, complimentary refreshments and snacks, Friendly, knowledgeable innkeepers who make your B&B stay a wonderful experience.