John Lewis The Basics Open Spring Mattress, Single

Product information

An open coil spring system combined with polyester and cotton and wool fillings. Covered in a quality damask with a deep quilted finish and micro quilted border.

This mattress is suitable for children and occasional use by an adult.

Please note: We recommend you visit one of our shops and try out your mattress choice before ordering online. Not all of our Furniture ranges are on display at every branch. Please phone your nearest John Lewis to check before you visit.

Interest Free Credit: If you buy this product in our shops, it's eligible for Interest Free Credit, which is available when you spend £1000 or more on selected home products. Terms and conditions apply: find out more

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John Lewis
Country of Origin
W90 x L190cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Exclusive to John Lewis
Polyester pad and mixed fibre
Mattress care Information ‘No turn’ indicates that the mattress should not be turned over or flipped. ‘Rotate regularly’ indicates that the mattress should be rotated from head to toe, but not turned over or flipped.
Turn regularly
Mattress collections type
The Basics
Mattress Size
Mattress tension
Mattress Type
Open Spring
Side stitched Information Hand or machined
Machine side stitched
Spring count
Tick composition
73% polyester 37% polypropylene
Tuft Type/Surface Finish
Quilted surface finish
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

Editor's Notes



UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


Mattress & Divan Recycling

The charge for this service includes the removal and recycling of mattresses and divans only, and not bedsteads or headboards.

Please note that we reserve the right to refuse to collect any item we believe constitutes a health and safety risk to our employees, or anyone working on our behalf.

Mattresses and divans will be broken down into their constituent parts and around 98% of this material will be sold for re-use.

Q & As

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 91 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Mattress As usual from John Lewis good service and good packaging. The mattresses look and feel excellent value. They are for occasional use only but imagine we will get many years of use from them. 24 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Mattress Brought 2 of these and I'm very happy! Exactly what you would expect for the price if not better. 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Mattress and the Pea ...well it got your attention at least, and is only slightly stretching the truth: I bought the mattress for my 5 yr old granddaughter's Princess sleigh bed, so no pea but a very happy, comfortable (I'm told) young girl. It's a perfect fit for the bed and they managed to wriggle it up several twisty flights of stairs (Cambridge housing NOT a castle) with ease. We are all very pleased, not least because of its really low cost. 17 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Definitely for a younger child, I would say <30kg Description is accurate, the softness of the springs is actually an advantage for a smaller child who might find a more expensive mattress too firm. Our daughter chose it for this reason from a free choice in the shop - all the more expensive ones were firmer and she didn't make a dent in them. The price is appropriate to replacing in a few years so it suits a first bunk/cabin bed. Ordered our second one and plan to replace both when the children can make a comfy dent in a more expensive item (and have grown out of jumping on their beds). 27 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible We used the mattress 10 times roughly, for the occasional guest. It's terrible. The coil springs can be felt through fabric, making it very uncomfortable. 04 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great mattress at a great price with excellent delivery We purchased this mattress for our son's move into his first single bed. We are really pleased with it. The quality is excellent and it was really good value for money, and as always the delivery service from John Lewis was first class. 04 November 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Definitely only occasional use I purchased two of these mattresses about 2.5 years ago as we had to furnish our twin room on a budget. Fast forward two years and we now have a young son who has moved into his own bed. He is currently sleeping on one of the two mattresses but it has become very uncomfortable and we are looking to replace. You can hear and feel every spring through it. Fine if you are looking for something that will rarely be used, but not very comfortable for anything other than very occasional use. To be fair it did state this on the website when we purchased it. But don't think that you will get away with it on a day to day basis as it just isn't suitable. 09 October 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great service, not so great product! The mattress broke after only being used a few times, the metal part that goes around the top to make it rigid snapped, contacted JL and within a few weeks was refunded, would avoid buying this mattress but would definitely recommend JL. 12 September 2014
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