ABOUT SOMNUS

Established in 1840, Somnus has been crafting beds and mattresses with innovative technology throughout its history. The collection at Barker and Stonehouse offers a wide choice of beautiful divan beds and complementing headboards, so you can create a luxurious and stylish bedroom, and enjoy a perfect night’s sleep.

ABOUT SOMNUS

Established in 1840, Somnus has been crafting beds and mattresses with innovative technology throughout its history. The collection at Barker and Stonehouse offers a wide choice of beautiful divan beds and complementing headboards, so you can create a luxurious and stylish bedroom, and enjoy a perfect night’s sleep.

THE STORY

Established in 1840, Somnus has over 175 years’ experience creating luxury handmade beds and mattresses that are at the forefront of technological innovation. Every Somnus mattress is British by design: from the locally sourced natural upholstery fillings they use inside each pocket sprung mattress, to the British craftsmen that assemble them. It’s a traditional way of creating quality beds that they’ve kept alive for five generations – a tradition that always puts luxury and comfort first.

THE STORY

Established in 1840, Somnus has over 175 years’ experience creating luxury handmade beds and mattresses that are at the forefront of technological innovation. Every Somnus mattress is British by design: from the locally sourced natural upholstery fillings they use inside each pocket sprung mattress, to the British craftsmen that assemble them. It’s a traditional way of creating quality beds that they’ve kept alive for five generations – a tradition that always puts luxury and comfort first.

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THE STORY

Established in 1840, Somnus has over 175 years’ experience creating luxury handmade beds and mattresses that are at the forefront of technological innovation. Every Somnus mattress is British by design: from the locally sourced natural upholstery fillings they use inside each pocket sprung mattress, to the British craftsmen that assemble them. It’s a traditional way of creating quality beds that they’ve kept alive for five generations – a tradition that always puts luxury and comfort first.

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SHEEP EXPERTS. SLEEP DESIGNERS

Somnus are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, growing their own resources locally and sourcing others close to home. They have their own farm in North Yorkshire, where they tend a very special flock of sheep and alpacas that are behind the Yorkshire Dales Eco Wool and alpaca fleece that you’ll find inside Somnus beds.

They also grow the flax and hemp crops on their Yorkshire farm, which are layered into there sumptuous mattresses. It is a sustainable approach that guarantees their blend of upholstery is always 100% natural, ensuring supreme breathability and temperature control.

SHEEP EXPERTS. SLEEP DESIGNERS

Somnus are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, growing their own resources locally and sourcing others close to home. They have their own farm in North Yorkshire, where they tend a very special flock of sheep and alpacas that are behind the Yorkshire Dales Eco Wool and alpaca fleece that you’ll find inside Somnus beds.

They also grow the flax and hemp crops on their Yorkshire farm, which are layered into there sumptuous mattresses. It is a sustainable approach that guarantees their blend of upholstery is always 100% natural, ensuring supreme breathability and temperature control.

SHEEP EXPERTS. SLEEP DESIGNERS

Somnus are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, growing their own resources locally and sourcing others close to home. They have their own farm in North Yorkshire, where they tend a very special flock of sheep and alpacas that are behind the Yorkshire Dales Eco Wool and alpaca fleece that you’ll find inside Somnus beds.

They also grow the flax and hemp crops on their Yorkshire farm, which are layered into there sumptuous mattresses. It is a sustainable approach that guarantees their blend of upholstery is always 100% natural, ensuring supreme breathability and temperature control.

THE STORY TOGETHER

Timothy Oulton and Barker & Stonehouse go back a long way. It used to be Tim and Charlie in the old days, stripping pine cabinets and then hand waxing them, to ride the wave of all things country kitchen in the early 90s under the ‘Halo’ brand.

We installed, in our Newcastle store, one of the first Halo Pine studios, crammed to the rafters with about every single piece they ever made and promptly nearly set the store alight with the help of their ‘Ambient’ lit candle display. The fire brigade were not amused!

Fast forward 25 years – we are now both very different businesses but am pleased to say the relationship goes on. We know when we are onto a good thing.

Barker and Stonehouse has become a natural home for all things Timothy Oulton with seven studios (Teesside, Knaresborough, Leeds, Battersea, Hove and Guildford) plus a webstore, expertly trained staff and stock of many popular items, we continue to be Tim’s number one world-wide account

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HISTORY TOGETHER

Timothy Oulton and Barker & Stonehouse go back a long way. It used to be Tim and Charlie in the old days, stripping pine cabinets and then hand waxing them, to ride the wave of all things country kitchen in the early 90s under the ‘Halo’ brand.

We installed, in our Newcastle store, one of the first Halo Pine studios, crammed to the rafters with about every single piece they ever made and promptly nearly set the store alight with the help of their ‘Ambient’ lit candle display. The fire brigade were not amused!

Fast forward 25 years – we are now both very different businesses but am pleased to say the relationship goes on. We know when we are onto a good thing.

Barker and Stonehouse has become a natural home for all things Timothy Oulton with seven studios (Teesside, Knaresborough, Leeds, Battersea, Hove and Guildford) plus a webstore, expertly trained staff and stock of many popular items, we continue to be Tim’s number one world-wide account

BBC 2 INSIDE THE FACTORY

As seen on BBC2’s Inside the Factory, our Somnus beds and mattresses are handcrafted in the UK by award-winning family company Harrison Spinks. If you missed the episode, catch up here

SHEEP EXPERTS. SLEEP DESIGNERS

Somnus are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, growing their own resources locally and sourcing others close to home. They have their own farm in North Yorkshire, where they tend a very special flock of sheep and alpacas that are behind the Yorkshire Dales Eco Wool and alpaca fleece that you’ll find inside Somnus beds.

They also grow the flax and hemp crops on their Yorkshire farm, which are layered into there sumptuous mattresses. It is a sustainable approach that guarantees their blend of upholstery is always 100% natural, ensuring supreme breathability and temperature control.

THE STORY TOGETHER

Timothy Oulton and Barker & Stonehouse go back a long way. It used to be Tim and Charlie in the old days, stripping pine cabinets and then hand waxing them, to ride the wave of all things country kitchen in the early 90s under the ‘Halo’ brand.

We installed, in our Newcastle store, one of the first Halo Pine studios, crammed to the rafters with about every single piece they ever made and promptly nearly set the store alight with the help of their ‘Ambient’ lit candle display. The fire brigade were not amused!

Fast forward 25 years – we are now both very different businesses but am pleased to say the relationship goes on. We know when we are onto a good thing.

Barker and Stonehouse has become a natural home for all things Timothy Oulton with seven studios (Teesside, Knaresborough, Leeds, Battersea, Hove and Guildford) plus a webstore, expertly trained staff and stock of many popular items, we continue to be Tim’s number one world-wide account

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BBC 2 INSIDE THE FACTORY

As seen on BBC2’s Inside the Factory, our Somnus beds and mattresses are handcrafted in the UK by award-winning family company Harrison Spinks. If you missed the episode, catch up here

THE COLLECTION

THE COLLECTION

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