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. This mattress is flippable, which allows the natural fibres to rest and bounce back after being compressed. (We recommend flipping it every 3 months). 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. Please note: unlike our other mattress models, the firmness of the Suffolk cannot be adjusted.
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 (to ease pressure points), and minimize movement transfer between partners. A Suffolk with pocket coil springs has a height of approximately 13".
Bonnell springs are a time-tested traditional design with a firmer, more uniform support and bouncier feel, and are especially popular with children - for both sleeping and jumping on (But we don't encourage jumping, of course...). A Suffolk with Bonnell springs has a height of approximately 12".
*The Bonnell option is only available for twin and full sizes.
See our Choosing a Mattress Guide for more details on spring types, and to compare models.
**Current build time for mattresses, bases and toppers is approximately 6 weeks from the date you place your order due to supplier delays. If the materials are available, your mattress may be completed sooner. If you require it by a particular day, please contact us to discuss options.
I have a European styled bedframe, so I needed to get custom mattresses made, and I opted to use the Suffolk mattress. I couldn't be happier with the results. The mattresses fit the frame seamlessly, and they are very comfortable. The service was timely, and all of the staff I dealt with were friendly and professional.
Hi Patrick! We're happy to hear that we were able to find you with a happy solution! That's great that the two custom sized Suffolks fit seamlessly into your frame, thank you for working with us to provide measurements and photos to make sure we got it right. It was a pleasure working with you and your father. Wishing you many more comfortable sleeps!
I have had the Suffolk pocket coil for about a month and it is a high quality, well made mattress with zero off-gassing or any odor of any kind. This is a firm mattress but is extremely comfortable. Black Sheep Mattress was great to deal with and the mattress was delivered in time. Bottom line is I love my new mattress!
Thank you for taking the time to review the Suffolk! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying the new mattress! Thank you for supporting small business--happy sleeping!
Very happy. Very comfortable and am not disappointed. Service was great.
Thank you, Ruth! We're happy to hear that the Suffolk mattress is working out for you! Happy sleeping!
Beautiful mattress! Perfectly firm and very comfortable, made with traditional and healthy materials.
Thanks Aiden, we're so glad you find it comfortable and appreciate the materials!
I am very happy with my new queen size Suffolk mattress. I had purchased the same in a twin size for our son. It was time for us to get great sleep as well. The mattress is of very high quality and was delivered in time. And I feel much better to sleep on an natural mattress.
Thanks for your review, Marianne! We're really glad you're happy with it, and that the natural materials give you peace of mind. Take care!