The Suffolk mattress uses a classic, century-old design combining a durable, high quality spring with thick layers of cotton and wool in an organic cotton case. The flippable Suffolk allows the natural fibres to rest and bounce back after being compressed. Easily our most popular option for children and teens, but a favourite for all ages.
This is a medium-firm mattress, perfect for those who like a little softness with plenty of support.
Choose from Bonnell or pocket coil springs:
Pocket coil springs are the most popular with adults, as they provide ample support with some contouring effect, and minimize movement transfer between partners.
Bonnell springs are a time-tested design with a firmer, more uniform support and bouncier feel, and are especially popular with children - for both sleeping and jumping on. (But you didn't hear it from us...)
See our Choosing a Mattress Guide for more details on spring types, and to compare models.
Very well made, resulting an excellent sleep night after night!
Finally a great night sleep!
We appreciate the purity of the mattress contents as well as the quality used in the manufacturing process.
We have had our black sheep mattress for several months now and have enjoyed the superior support and comfort that we have not found in any other mattress. Definite 10 stars out of five rating!
Thank you Black Sheep!
After the first night, we asked: Is this Suffolk mattress for real? Every night has been a dream. The mattress embraces the body with maximal comfort. Gone are the pains and aches from the store bought (expensive) mattresses. After years of grumbling about the poor quality of one mattress after another, we finally discovered Black Sheep Mattresses.
If sultan Shahryar had had a Suffolk mattress Cheherazade would not have needed to spend One Thousand and One Nights to tell him stories.
After one year, our mattress from the big chain store (initials SC) started to sag on the sides and we're not big people. It wasn't cheap and it turns out, Consumer Reports reported this brand had complaints of 20% sagging within the first 2-3 years.
We ordered 2 Suffolk Twin-XL's, which when put together make a king. That way we can separate the beds if required. We wanted wool and cotton without foam and a medium firm mattress.
When they were delivered, the first thing we noted was the impressive packaging job. Double bagged inside, wrapped in robust heavy double-corrugated cardboard, fiberboard reinforcements on all edges, and banded on all 4 sides with 5 heavy nylon straps. Well done!
The mattresses are solid and have weight to them. You can tell right away that they are very well made. We add wool toppers to protect the mattress and it allows us to customize the feel. I prefer very thin and the wife prefers a little more.
I consider these mattresses to be one the best investments we ever made and considering the modest price, one of the best values. After a few days for the body to adjust to different pressure points, the support and feel is most excellent. We are going to love these mattresses for a very long time.
So if you are looking for a traditional mattress made from cotton and wool (no foam!), you wouldn't find better than a Suffolk. Thanks to the staff at Black Sheep for the excellent customer service and the great product.
I've been sleeping on my Suffock mattress for a few weeks now and I love it. Very comfortable, beautifully. The service was excellent, all my questions were answered promply. I'm 73 and I can honestly say this is the best mattress I have ever slept on. Kudos to all involved and a big Thank You.
Thank you Lynda! We really appreciate your kind words. So glad you are enjoying the mattress so much!