I stayed here for a two-week period in September as I was working in the area. They gave me a great deal because of my extended stay, and so for £40 a night, I wasn't expecting much. The first room they gave me upon arrival was the furthest away stable from the main building, down a sort of alleyway. I wasn't entirely impressed, and as a girl on my own, I would rather have stayed closer to the main building. Eventually, they changed my accommodation over to a more close-by room, which was fine - but since they advertised wifi, I did expect to get it in my room also (which wasn't the case). The first week was pleasant enough, they replenish your biscuits and tea without fail everyday and anything you need is catered for. The continental breakfast was a little hit and miss, sometimes you got pastries, quite often I didn't. However, it was nice enough and the food was great. There does seem to be quite a lot of different people who work there, which means that quite often the fact you are a guest isn't communicated. The 'stables' accommodation is positioned right next to a loud road, with cars, tractors and motorbikes going past until the early hours.
The second week, I was moved to a room inside the main building (which meant I had wifi, great!) however I wasn't expecting it to be quite so noisy. I know it's a pub, but it is a relatively quiet pub at that and the notices state that the building closes at 11.30PM. On my first night in the new room, loud music (and I mean LOUD music) was played right through from 10PM until 2AM - it was so loud in fact that the room shook. I had to ring up the main building to politely ask when the music would stop. Sure enough, the music stopped straight away and I was apologised to the next morning and promised it wouldn't happen again. Apparently they had forgotten I was staying. The next night however, the music continued until 1AM and again, I had to ring and complain. I wouldn't normally mind, however as I was working (and getting up rather early), loud music meant that I couldn't sleep properly - and in the end, I just had to resort to going to bed before the music started, so I could get as much sleep as possible.
All in all, my stay was okay. It served a purpose but in my opinion, there are far too many people working there and not much communication. The food is lovely, and they did do me a great deal - however it's on a very noisy road, and music being played until the early hours just isn't acceptable. The majority of the experience was great, but unfortunately there were a few mishaps that could have perhaps been reprimanded. Maybe offering something complimentary for the two consecutive complaints would have been a little better?
- Also Known As:
- Coach House Horsham, West Sussex