We recently spent a week in the apartment at Evancourt in West Byfleet. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and attractive, and equipped with everything one could possibly want for an extended stay. It was also spotlessly clean. Upstairs there are two good-sized bedrooms and a beautiful, modern bathroom with shower. Downstairs, there is an excellent, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with an extensive library and satellite TV. French doors lead onto a pretty deck where one can sit and read or eat, and beyond that is a ping-pong table which should provide fun for the younger set.
A five minute walk from the house is the River Wey which connects with the Basingstoke canal. Walking along the towpath, watching the ducks, swans and herons, and the narrow boats puttering by, was idyllic, even when it rained! In the village of West Byfleet , a five-minute drive away, there are shops, a Waitrose supermarket, and a railway station from which one can take a fast train into London. It could hardly be more convenient. In the opposite direction is Brooklands, the site of the world’s first dedicated motor-racing circuit and now home to a fine automobile and aeronautical museum. And beyond that, within easy driving distance, lies the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills and the Devil’s Punchbowl.
Most important, the owners, Olwen and Ian, were extraordinarily welcoming, kind and helpful. They made our stay as easy and enjoyable as it could be and we feel lucky to have found Evancourt. To summarize, we highly recommend Evancourt, whether it be for a short stay or a long one