Relax, slow down and discover small town America at its best in Kennett Square. Browse our unique shops and galleries and then dine in one of our fine restaurants. We are just a short two short block stroll to the center of town. Grab an ice-cream cone, visit the Mushroom Cap, linger over a latte at one of several coffee houses, shop for fine jewelry, or chat with our antiquarian book dealer. All just up the street in Kennett Square!
This gracious charmer of another era sits on Hessian Hill, the site of an encampment of Hessian soldiers sent to help Generals Cornwallis and Howe in their campaign against General George Washington at the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. Kennett Square was occupied by fifteen thousand British troops in the fall of 1777, after they had won the battle and pushed Washington and his troops back to Valley Forge.
William Scarlett built this grand house in 1910, for his son Robert. He constructed three granite houses (in a row) on West State Street for members of his family. This Robert Scarlett House is a significant component in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Kennett Square Historic District, listed August 18, 1989. The three bay wide, granite, three-story, single family dwelling is an excellent example of the classic American Four Square architectural style. Other features include a patterned slate, hipped roof, partial jerkinhead cross gable, bracketed cornice, three-over-one double-hung sash windows in various widths, and a full width, one-story veranda on the south elevation. The house is filled with magnificent chestnut moldings and trim.
Today, the Kennett House is an award winning bed and breakfast that is lovingly restored with all the charm of yesteryear and the modern comforts of today. We look forward to making your visit very special.
Gilja Kusano, Innkeeper.
Brandywine Valley Bed and Breakfast Association
Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association
Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau
Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau
Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce
Caucus of American Innkeepers
Kennett House Bed and Breakfast 503 West State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348
Toll free (800) 820-9592 (610) 444-9592 | Fax (610) 444-7633
Innkeeper: Gilja Kusano | firstname.lastname@example.org
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