The bedrooms of Highclere Castle are a familiar sight to lover’s of Downton Abbey. Elegant and luxurious, the rooms embody the epitome of design and comfort, while also reflecting the rich history of the house. Redesigning the 61 bedrooms of Highclere Castle has been a passion project for Lady Carnarvon as she works to modernise the house, while still retaining its grandeur and heritage.
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One of her biggest challenges? Replacing the mattresses, the majority of which were 150 years old and in sore need of replacement (you can find out more about her design and decorating challenges and how Lady Carnarvon's renovation of the castle is progressing in our exclusive interview).
With 70 years of British bed-making expertise behind them, Silentnight were brought on board to design a mattress for the Castle's guest bedrooms which would seamlessly integrate itself into the property, giving visitors a perfect night's sleep.
Silentnight are now launching this exclusive range to the public, enabling you to enjoy the same elegant product in your own home.
Expertly handcrafted in the UK using premium fabrics and materials, the three mattresses, named Wessex, Arundel and Mercia to reflect the bedrooms at Highclere Castle, boast different spring counts and comfort levels: firm, medium and medium soft.
Though inspired by tradition, the mattresses feature the latest in modern technology. Silentnight’s exclusive Mirapocket zoned spring system, provides tailored support from head to toe .
Traditionally hand tufted, these pillow top mattresses feature a natural blend of alpaca, silk, cashmere and wool fibres, taking inspiration from the natural landscape in which Highclere is set, as well as maintaining a comfortable sleeping temperature and optimal support.
And yes, we will be reviewing the Highclere shortly – bookmark our mattress reviews page to keep an eye out for the results.
The collection is completed by an elegant full height headboard. With 14 soothing and calming shades to choose from, the curved design reflect the shapes found on much of the furniture within the Castle and helps to transform the bedroom into a tranquil space.
Indulgence is at the heart of this collection. Ian Lambert, marketing director at Silentnight says, 'Working with Lord and Lady Carnarvon, we have been able to create a collection which takes inspiration from the Castle’s interior and exterior. We’ve created a premium product, designed to offer luxury at an affordable price.'
Each mattress features natural comfort fillings and is inherently flame retardant (FR) without the use of additional chemical treatments. Available in single to super king sizes, a double mattress starts from £699.
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