John Lewis The Basics Open 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 occasional use.

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

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
Spring count
Tick composition
75% viscose, 25% 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.


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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 4.3 out of 5 by 87 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good quality at a reasonable price We bought 2 mattresses for our grandchildren's new bunk beds. Fitted perfectly, good quality and delivered by 2 pleasant JL drivers. 29 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great valve for money Excellent value for money, great quality. Would defo recommend 04 June 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very poor mattress I bought this mattress a little over two years ago for my sons bed. I normally would not consider a value mattress but was reassured by the 'John Lewis' reputation and thought this product would be fine for my 10 year olds bed. When it arrived I was very happy with it. It looks well stitched and put together and felt comfy enough. However over the years my son has complained of the lumpiness of it and has said he can feel the spring sticking out of it. As I am a busy and mostly distracted mum I ignored his comments #sorry!#. However today when I was changing his covers, I stopped to check out the mattress. It is just awful. If you sit on it you can hear the spring popping and creaking and feel it sagging. If you lie on it, pretty much every spring sticks up through the very thin wadding. My son has also complained of an aching back which I dismissed as just growing pains. I feel like a terrible mum for having ignored his comments about the mattress and having bought him something so rubbish and unsupportive. I was convinced by all of the five star reviews that this mattress was a great buy. Looking at the reviews now, there are a number from other buyers, like myself, that have had the mattress a few years and are reporting it has poor longevity. Would not recommend, even for occasional use! 21 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value Mattress Great value, perfect for a childs bed or for ocasional use 20 May 2014
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