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Dartmoor Beds Bovey

Dartmoor Beds The Bovey

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The Dartmoor Beds Bovey provides unsurpassed comfort. (And as it is hand made, it is available in Special/American/Continental sizes.)

Dartmoor Beds is our own unique collection of wonderfully soft and sumptuous pocket-sprung beds and mattresses made to our very demanding specifications on the northern edge of “England’s last wilderness”. If you like ViSpring beds you will simply adore these, as they have two extra-special ingredients which, some say, make them superior to that justifiably well-known British brand, but for a lower cost. The first is a generous helping of hand-teased wool shorn on our friends’ very own Devon farm, close to the workshop where the beds are made. The second is the pride with which your bed-maker applies the hand-crafting skills that he has acquired over many years. With a keen eye and deft fingers he will create a mattress or bed that will comfort and support you over countless nights to come.

In bronze medal position in the specification order, the Dartmoor Beds Bovey mattress contains two generous layers of cotton and wool which surround an extra comforting layer of hand-teased wool, a layer of luxurious hand-teased mohair and for natural springiness and resilience, a layer of hand-teased horse hair. Wool has been the choice of the best mattress makers for centuries because of its natural softness, ability to wick away moisture, and temperature regulating properties, keeping the sheep (and you) warm in winter and cooler in summer. Natural horse-hair is chosen by the best mattress-makers for its natural springiness. All of this lies on top of both surfaces of the 1800 pocket-springs (in a 150x200cm mattress) for a beautifully comfortable and supportive mattress. Choose a pocket-sprung base to complete the perfect ensemble for a sumptuous experience, or the lower-priced platform top base for a firmer feel. And then why not add a mattress topper from our fabulous range?

The Dartmoor Beds Bovey provides springiness, softness and support to give you unsurpassed comfort.

The Bovey provides springiness, softness and support to give you unsurpassed comfort.

  • Sleep surface: Egyptian cotton finished with woollen tufts
  • Top comfort layer: needled cotton and wool
  • Layer Two: hand-teased mohair
  • Layer Three: a generous layer of hand-teased Dartmoor wool
  • Layer Four: Cambric layer to help prevent ‘hair migration’
  • Layer Five: hand-teased horse hair
  • Layer Six: bonded cotton and wool
  • Borders strengthened with three rows of perfect hand side-stitching
  • No. of Springs in 150x200cm: 1800
  • Tensions available: Soft, Medium, Firm
  • Special/American/Continental sizes available
  • Match with the Firm-Edge Pocket Sprung divan base with or without drawers and either metal ball castors or wooden feet; the Padded Top divan base with a firm-edge, with or without drawers and either metal ball castors or wooden feet; or alternatively, you could choose one of our beautifully crafted wooden bedsteads. Our Standard divan bases are made to the highest standard. They have a wooden frame using pine that is 19mm thick (most other manufacturers use 17mm thick timber); the corner joints are stapled, which is how many other “luxury” bases are constructed. The top layer of springs (800 in a 150x200cm base) in our Standard Pocket Sprung divan base always comprises pocketed springs and each spring is 10cm deep and has 4 turns. Many “luxury” beds from other manufacturers have inferior “open-coil” springs. The upholstery on top of our Standard divan base is 3cm deep and comprises bonded cotton and wool.
  • Our Standard divan bases are available with a height of 28cm or 38cm (including castors and loft of fillings).
  • Choose from our beautiful collection of Warwick plain and contrasting patterned fabrics of all shades (there is a surcharge for some of the fabrics). But if there’s not a single fabric there that you like (which is unlikely) we can make your base (and headboard too) in your own fabric as long as it is fire-certificated. Please ask for details.
  • Why not add a mattress topper from our fabulous range?
  • Headboard available at an extra cost – please see our extensive collection
  • The Dartmoor Beds 15 year guarantee against manufacturing defects

Whenever and wherever possible we aim to offer our excellent “Seven-star” delivery service, i.e.:

  • Special export-wrapping at the factory for protection in transit
  • Extra full wooden-boxing when considered necessary for containerised shipping
  • Export customs clearance
  • Fully insured transport from the UK to your home by the agreed method
  • Delivery into your bedroom by two drivers (See Note 1 below)
  • Unpacking, assembly and positioning the goods
  • Taking away the packaging


If this service is not available where you live, you will be offered whenever and wherever possible, i.e. either:

Our “Five-star” delivery service:-

  • Special export-wrapping at the factory for protection in transit
  • Extra full wooden-boxing when considered necessary for containerised shipping
  • Export customs clearance
  • Fully insured transport from the UK to your home by the agreed method
  • Delivery kerbside to your property for you to offload (See Note 2 below)



Our “Four-Star” delivery service

  • Special export-wrapping at the factory for protection in transit
  • Extra full wooden-boxing when considered necessary for containerised shipping
  • Export customs clearance
  • Fully insured transport from the UK to your nearest international freight port or airport by the agreed method.


In all cases you will be responsible for paying locally all charges in the destination country, such as import customs clearance, duties, taxes, storage charges, “demurrage”, quarantine, etc, (This list is not exhaustive). As such charges vary widely from time to time and from country to country, you should not rely on our knowledge of these matters and you are advised to check with the destination country’s authorities. You may find the services of an import customs agent helpful in this respect. Clients have told us that paying these agents’ modest fees have helped secure the smooth arrival of their goods.

If you would prefer to make your own delivery arrangements, we can deliver to your chosen carrier anywhere on the UK mainland free of charge. Your carrier will accept the goods on your behalf and our responsibility for their condition ends there.

1. Bedroom Delivery: Wherever and whenever possible a renowned international house remover whom we have worked with for many years and whom we know and trust implicitly carries out our deliveries. Their drivers are experts at carrying and assembling our beautiful beds all over Europe. Included in the delivery is carriage of the goods by two drivers from the truck for up to 50metres and into your first floor bedroom (meaning the first floor above ground level) or higher if there is a lift that will carry the goods. Carriage to higher floors will incur a surcharge. If the truck must park more than 50 metres away from your property please tell us before you place your order as a surcharge may be payable or special arrangements needed. If there are parking or access restrictions at certain times, please tell us when placing your order. These trucks are on tight schedules and it may not be possivbe for the drivers to wait for a time restriction period to end. There is a weight limit for carriage by two drivers of 100kg for any single item. Our most luxurious mattresses sometimes weigh far more than this and we shall tell you if this applies. In this case a third or even fourth strong person will be needed to assist with the carrying. Whilst we may be able to arrange this, the cost may be very high because we may need to fly them to your home from the UK or hire them locally to you. We recommend, therefore, that you arrange the provision of the extra strong hands yourself, but please note that we do not accept liability for their health and safety. Finally, we do not usually take away old beds or mattresses but this may be possible at extra cost by arrangement with our local agent. In many countries local authorities provide this service at a much lower cost.

2. Kerbside Delivery:
The truck will have one driver. He will bring his truck as close to your home as he is safely able and legally permitted to, and will bring the goods to the tailgate of the truck. That is the point of delivery where responsibility for the goods passes to you. You inspect the packaging at that point and sign for or reject the goods there and then. If accepted, you and your helpers then remove the goods from the vehicle yourself and take them into your property as the driver is not contracted or permitted to assist with off-loading or carrying them. Please bear in mind that some mattresses are very, very heavy and may need three or four people to lift them. (Why not order a zipped mattress? Please ask us for advice on this).

3. All transport by road: To help minimise costs we send your goods on a shared load basis. This means that the HGV truck will be delivering to you and many other customers in several countries sometimes hundreds of kilometers apart. A week or so before the goods leave the UK you will be given a provisional date of delivery. These dates are rarely changeable because of the one-direction of the continental journey so it is essential that you arrange for someone to receive the goods on your behalf, or provide an alternative nearby address for delivery, or as a last resort postpone your delivery to the next available truck (which may be up to a month later). A few days before the delivery you will be given a “firm” date. The driver or sometimes a local agent will try their hardest to keep to this date and and to call you the day before the delivery to give you an estimated time of arrival. However, these international trucks are on very long journeys where many things can go wrong, eg strikes, accidents, bad weather, etc.. It is essential, therfore, that you remain flexible as the truck may arrive earlier or later than planned. You are not obliged to accept an earlier delivery but your cooperation will be much appreciated by the drivers so that they may continue their journey. Be advised that in all cases where due notice has been given of the delivery and no-one is there to accept it, an extra charge may be levied by the delivery company for the aborted delivery. For full details, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Be assured that in all our dealings with you, the best delivery service possible is our sole aim.