In 1946 when Walter Croll opened his small upholstery and bedding workshop in the Millbrook area of Southampton, majestic ships from such famous lines as Cunard, P & O and Union Castle daily sailed into Southampton Water. The superb interiors of these vessels, which had made Britain’s passenger fleet a byword for luxury and elegance, demanded the highest standard of workmanship. The craftsmanship of Walter Croll’s workshop soon began to win it a growing number of orders from discerning customers, and when the Union Castle Line awarded Millbrook a contract to refurnish and carpet their entire fleet, the success of the young Company was assuring.
Closely examine any piece of Millbrook Bedding and you will immediately see that throughout the years both material and workmanship have remained as high as ever. Millbrook’s mattresses and divans are meticulously hand-crafted to enhance their individual character. The finest materials are used to ensure the greatest comfort and traditional hand-finishing helps extend the life of the bed. Overall, a “rightness” of design, avoiding both the fussy, or whimsically fashionable, and yet offering the highest standards in visual appeal makes each Millbrook bed a classic to treasure and enjoy for many years.
Sumptuous by Nature.
Is very reassuring in these days of mass production, to find a company totally committed to the traditional ideals of quality and craftsmanship. Millbrook beds is the perfect reflection of these traditions highlighted in the elegance and sumptuous qualities of our bed collections. It has been recognised for many years that sleep in its finest form is a vital part of a healthy life, promoting a well-being both physical and mental. There has never been a better time to experience the luxury of sleeping in our beautifully created handmade beds. Relax, wake up and benefit from the most comfortable sleep you have ever enjoyed. Millbrook beds are traditionally upholstered using only the finest natural fillings. By using natural fillings such as British wool, silk, pashmina, cashgora and cotton in our mattresses, we create a mattress which is truly sumptuous and luxurious. With the return of good craftsmanship growing, the demand for true quality is becoming more popular. Your Millbrook bed should therefore be treasured as an investment, not only for its inherent quality, but also for the luxurious comfort you will enjoy – allowing you to awaken relaxed and refreshed
Every mattress in the range features traditional hand-side stitching which secures the outer springs to the border at top and bottom preventing ‘roll-out’, and is the most highly skilled and labour intensive of all our operations. Side-stitching is carried out by senior upholsterers using traditional long needles and twine to make borders and edges stronger. The effects on the mattress are quite dramatic preventing the springs from distorting and extending the sleeping area right up to the edge of the bed. The pocket spring is at the heart of all our top-quality sprung beds, each spring is placed into its own individual pocket and sewn all around to isolate it from its neighbours, ensuring no ‘roll-together’.
Double stacking and individually hand nested pocket springs provide superior levels of support. The top tier if the springs absorbs the majority of the weight whilst conforming to the body shape. The bottom rows resist more gently adding to the overall support and also to the longevity of the mattress, all working in harmony to ensure that your body is supported. Millbrook’s unique Zonal edge springing provides extra strength to the sides of the mattress, by applying 2 rows of firmer springs on either side, ensuring no ‘roll-off’ or sleep disturbance.
The fully pocket sprung firm edge divan base provides a supportive foundation for the mattress.
All divans are made from solid timber to carry the weight of the sumptuous mattress and load-bearing joints are secured and glued by hand for lasting strength. All divans are mounted on hidden smooth-running solid metal casters. The drawers come complete with unique, smooth ball-bearing steel action runners.
Millbrook models on display
. Motion Ortho
. Motion Natural 4000
. Ortho 2000
When we're open.
We are now fully open with Covid secure procedures in place. No appointment necessary
Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Always here to help.
It really is a mine field when it comes to buying a bed, Which is part of the reason we don’t retail online, we would rather everyone finds the perfect bed for them rather than search purely by look or price, the most expensive is rarely the best for the individual. If you have any questions regarding any bed please message or call us (01384 74166) where one of our expert advisors will be more than happy to help.