Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress Rated 4.74/5 based on 147 customer reviews
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Single3' x 6'3
Small Double4' x 6'3
Double4'3 x 6'3
King Size5'0 x 6'6
Super King6'0 x 6'6
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Are you looking for the perfect mattress for your child? Or perhaps you need a new one for yourself and your partner? Whatever your reason, you’ve come to the right place. In this Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress review, we will discuss everything you need to know before making your final decision.

What is the Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress?

The Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress is a premium pocket sprung bed sold by Mattress Next Day from the popular Shire Bed Company. The mattress looks to provide you and your partner with a comfortable night’s sleep thanks to its strong and preferable pocket spring system paired alongside a soft white fibre comfort layer.

The base layer is made of a 6-inch pocket coil system that is designed to provide you with a great night’s sleep. Pocket springs are typically favourable as they give you a great nights sleep at a reasonable price point with full body contouring and no roll off or roll together issues that occur in lesser quality spring and reflex foam systems.

This pocket springs give additional breathability thanks to their vented design which helps keep you at the right temperature regardless of the season.

Because of its pocket coil system, the Shire Madrid 1000 pocket spring mattress is known to provide great support and a great night’s sleep.

This white fiber works alongside the spring layer and is what makes the mattress feel so plush, and you can rest assured it is not going to lose its comfort over time.

Pricing

The price of the Shire Madrid 1000 pocket sprung mattress varies depending on the size you purchase, so it is important to know what you are looking for.

Firmness

How do you select the perfect firmness for your sleep style? There are two main factors that determine the feeling of a mattress: the amount of fill in the comfort layer and the tension in the wound spring support layer

In order to select the correct firmness it will depend on things like your height and weight. For a one-size-fits-all approach we generally recommend a medium or medium firm tension as the "goldilocks" approach as this is most suitable for the average person with an average BMI. For those who sleep more on their side, a softer mattress can be recommended, while those who sleep on their back will typically prefer slightly firmer. 

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.
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Reasons to Buy

Good quality pocket sprung mattress at a fair price point.

Lots of sizes available including rarer euro sizing.

Medium firm tensions work well for most sleepers.

Reviews are strong with plenty of happy customers.

Reasons to Avoid

Soft white fibres is a cheaper option on the comfort layer, I personally prefer latex or gel, however, for the price this represents a fantastic oppertunity.

Key Performance Indicators KPI question mark
Of The Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress
Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews.

Key Performance Indicators KPI question mark

Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews. For example, a firm pocket spring support layer is more breathable and offers better back support but may prove unsuitable for side sleepers, the reverse is true for a soft-medium tension reflex foam support layer. This is one of 100+ datapoints considered when generating the below ratings.

Suitability

*Assuming average weight, suitability will vary dependant on body type, use the quiz above for a more tailored guide.
  • Back Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • The amount of support offered from a mattress will vary depending on the firmness of the tension and the type of support layer used. Based on a person of average build.
  • Side Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • If you sleep on your side you typically need a supportive tension that is not too firm, nor too soft. This is because your hips and shoulders need adequate sinkage.
  • Stomach Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Stomach sleepers need a reasonable amount of tension in the base support layer to adequately offer body contouring and help prevent aches and pains. Results will vary based on your build.

Performance

  • Breathability
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Mattresses that feature breathable materials help promote airflow and keep you cool making for a more hygienic night's sleep.
  • Turning on mattress
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Certain materials like memory foam can make it difficult to move about on the mattress while you toss and turn. Same too for pillow tops which can create a cloud like sensation which can make manoeuvrability challenging.
  • Stability
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Depending on the type of support layer in place can have an impact on stability, edge to edge support and roll together prevention. Pocket springs of a firmer tension will have better stability than open coil soft tension, for example.

Odour

  • Initial Odour
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Materials in mattresses, particularly memory foam and rolled bed-in-a-box mattresses can have an initial odour, this is typically short term and reduces considerably within 24 hours.
  • Long Standing Odour
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Certain materials inside different mattresses can produce a small odour. Typically this is short term rather than long standing but there are minor exceptions.

Brand Rating

  • Overall Brand Rating
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • This is based on community driven customer reviews tied to product reviews and grouped together at a brand level to produce a score.
Of The Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress
Brand: Shire Beds
Retailer: Mattress Next Day
Delivery Time: Good
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Average

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What Makes The Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress Great?

25cm deep

A 25cm mattress is a good depth for a product of quality. Plenty of room for some good quality springs and enough space for a good top layer of comfort. This side of product should just about fit a standard sheet but do not be surprised if you find you do need to upgrade to a deeper fill sheet to fit over the mattress.

22cm deep

An average mattress depth, enough room tom comfortably house a decent spring system and comfort layer. You won't need bespoke deep sheets or anything for this size of mattress

Turnable

You are able to both rotate and flip this mattress. This is going to prolong the life of the mattress as you effectively have twice the surface area to make use of. This means that dipping should be reduced over a prolonged period

Warranty / Guarantee

This product comes with a warranty / guarantee on purchase. This is standard EU legislation. You will also get a standard 14day distance selling period whereby you will be able to return the product provided you abide to the retailers guidelines and return policy

Individual Pocket Springs

The ideal choice in construction when choosing a mattress, pocket sprung mattresses offer, in our opinion, the best combination of support and comfort. The number of pocket springs can be equally important however

Soft White Fillings

Soft White Filling mattresses will use natural fibres like animal hair and plant fibres. These fibres are typically free from allergy and are fairly hard wearing. The natural elasticity means makes them flexible but also with decent shape retention. Common fillings can include cotton, wool, silk and cashmere.

Medium to Firm Support (4)

Medium to Firm support is largely suitable for most people. Where medium is the typical catch-all, a medium to firm sits in the middle between medium and firm and gives that additional bit of support that is ideal for those of average BMI or higher, and those that suffer from any amount of back pain.

Damask cover

Damask is a fabric, woven in nature that is often used to upholster mattresses. It is typically made from linen or cotton and can typically be woven into delivate detailings required by the supplier. The fabrics are typically fairly hard wearing and should not cause problems

Pressure Relieving

Due to the support structure in place within this mattress it advertises as benefiting from pressure relieving properties. The way a mattress can achieve this is through the use of a good quality spring system that can contour to the body, providing tension equally across all areas of the body dependant on sleeping position and pressure

1000 Springs

A healthy amount of springs with which to contour around your body. 1000 is typical for a mattress at this price point and should provide the sleeper with adequate support for years to come.

NBF Approved Product

NBF stands for the National Bed Federation and is at the forefront of standards and legislation in the UK bed industry, these guys oversee the entire bedding industry with their mark and brand only being associated to those that follow a certain criteria of care and standards.

1 year guarantee included

1 year guarantee is average in the UK mattress industry. While it should not put you off (mattresses typically last for 7 years before being replace), it is the minimum that you get with a product. Depending on your price point, you might be able to attract a higher warranty or guarantee period

5 Year Warranty Included

A mattress warranty covers physical defects in workmanship and materials. This warranty covers 5 years, giving you extra peace of mind over a standard 1-year warranty. Most mattress warranties last between 5-20 years.

Pocket springs

Pocket springs are like natures own springy piece of comfort, except they are not from nature. Alas, pocket springs are a very good part of a mattress and often found in the more premium models. Lower quality products will frequently use open coil spring setups, where pocket springs house each spring in a tiny pocket for additional stability and continued support. Pocket spring typically lasts longer than open coil due to this.

White Fillings

White fillings, also known as fibre fillings are a fairly good choice for people that suffer from any form of allergies as they are hypoallergenic. Other benefits to fibre fillings include them being durable and hard wearing, ensuring your mattress will stand the test of time and last up to the average 7 year cycle.

23cm deep

23cm Or 9 inches is slightly larger than the industry standard 7 inches. Most offer a range between 10 to 14 inches and the higher the load, the deeper it needs to be. 9 Inches sits comfortably in the lower-middle weight range. 

Mattress responds to your body shape and movement to minimise disturbance and help you wake up feeling refreshed

Hand-tufted to secure the luxury fillings in place so it stays plump for the whole of its lifespan

Hand tufting typically makes a mattress feel firmer due to how the stitching from the cover carries through the mattresses layers. It is a great way to keep everything tight and together within the different mattress layers and acts as an increased tension providing better back and neck support.

Damask top cover is soft and breathable for a better night’s sleep

Damask cover is a type of sleep protection that has been used for centuries as it offers both comfort and hygiene. It's traditionally made from silk and other fabrics that are resistant to dust mites and allergens, making it a great option for those with allergies and asthma. Damask cover is available in a range of sizes to fit any mattress.

Unique quilted top panel and border so it looks as good as it feels

The top layer of a mattress is known as the comfort layer and is, quite predictably, where a lot of the comfort is derived within the mattress. A deep quilted top layer will provide an adequate amount of sinkage that will help relieve your joints and muscles as you rest. 

1000 individually pocketed springs in the King Size version

Pocket springs are a type of mattress that uses individual springs that are each encased in their own fabric pocket. These springs are then attached to the mattress fabric, creating a supportive and comfortable sleeping surface. Pocket springs are often considered to be a step up from traditional coil springs, as they provide a more targeted level of support. 

Made in the UK and approved by the National Bed Federation

The National Bed Federation and its members comply with an NBF code of practise that sees a strict criteria with which all products will meet. These criteria include flammability, cleanliness of fillings, and trade descriptions. Effectively the NBF approval aims to ensure you don't get ripped off.

Soft white fibres

White fibres tend to be a mixture of polester and other non-descript synthetic fibres

Medium Firm Support

Medium Firm is a tension that ranks around 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Where 5 is considered the standard average firmness, a 7 is slightly firmer. This tension is still largely suitable for the vast majority of people, especially those that like sleeping on their back, or, suffer from back/neck pain that requires a firmer feel.

No roll together

Specifically designed with roll together prevention in mind. This means the product likely has better quality internals and offers better support than other mattresses in the same price point.

Hypoallergenic

This product is unlikely to cause any sort of allergic reaction. Ideal if you suffer from any sort of allergy problems

Hand Tufted

A tufted mattress is often a sign of high quality, Unlike quilted mattress which binds the soft layer directly to the other layers, traditional tufting uses several thick straps to hold the layers together through the spring unit, binding it at each side.

Made in the UK

These are made and manufactured in the UK, meaning that they all meet the same exceptional quality and durability that we expect from genuine UK manufacturing.

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Customer Reviews For The Shire Madrid 1000 Pocket Mattress

Based on 147 reviews
5

Astounded and astonished, I have always been wary of buying anything like this on line as I like to try before I buy. I was wary because at this price how can a mattress be any good right. I bought it as a gift for a friend who liked my mattress, a good firm pocket spring type which cost significantly more than this one, still I took the gamble after all I can send it back if it is no good. When it arrived, we took off the outer wrapper and laid it on the floor, expecting the worst I lay on the new mattress, I was amazed at just how solid and comfortable it was. My partner also laid on it and was equally amazed, it really is an extremely good quality, well made product that was very comfortable. At this price you really cannot go wrong, I would rate it as firm rather than medium to firm but that if just my opinion. If you like a comfortable firm mattress give it a go you will not be disappointed.

5

I was very dubious purchasing a mattress online as you dont really know if its going to be the right firmness. After reading the reviews and knowing my children have shire mattresss, we opted for this one. It is such a great quality mattress especially for the price. Couldnt be happier. Some might find it on the softer side. But I think its just the cushioning of the mattress. Our last mattress was purchased over 12 years ago, and I had no idea just how bad it was until I slept on this one. Would highly recommend.

5

The mattress is exactly what I needed the only slight negative which nothing to do with next day mattress is that the delivery company they used sent the mattress with just one delivery person and he had to struggle to carry the mattress on his own luckily it was not raining as the only way he could move it was to roll it along the ground end to end as I couldnt help as I had damage the nerves in my neck

4

I like my new mattress, however, it is taking a while to get used to the firmness of it, after sleeping on my old mattress for several years! also, I didn't take into account the 'buttoned' appearance of the mattress; my previous one was flat and so this is another thing to get used to.Overall, I am really pleased with the comfort of it and would recommend to those that like a firmer sleeping surface.

5

This mattress is a god send for people with spine issues. I can honestly say that I am sleeping better since I have had my new mattress. I am disabled and a heavy lady so read other peoples reviews as I did to make up your mind. Not soft at all but not mega firm either. It has just the right balance for me and I highly recommend to everyone

5

This mattress is like sleeping on a cloud. The firmness is definitely medium firm as described which is perfect for me - soft enough for a cosy nights sleep but firm enough that it doesnt squish up when you move. Very good value for money and efficient delivery, I was updated with every step of tracking.

5

Ive only had this mattress a few days, but seems comfortable so far. Its double-sides as well, unlike other pocket sprung mattresses ive had previously. There was minimal labels on the packaging, and the branding is different to that described on the website, but overall im pleased

5

Wouldnt normally buy a mattress from online without trying first but no time to wait for a shop order and delivery. But! very pleasantly surprised at quality and comfort of mattress. Mattress is comfortable and firm. Just what wanted

5

Great mattress firm and luxurious. Took a few days for me to settle on it as previous mattress was medium. I purchased a topper to help with the firmness but overall it's a very good high quality mattress.

4

So far so good. Bit firmer than I expected (not sure what I expected) but got medium firm for my back and actually slept all through the night last couple of nights which is great... Finally

5

Fantastic price for this mattress, I am sure you won't find anything as good as this at a better price. If you want a very comfortable king size mattress at a great price, look no further.

5

Comfortable medium firm. Really takes off the pressure on my neck shoulders and lower back - which are my problem areas because of my previous cheap mattress. I sleep like a baby now :)

4

Little harder than expected, as rated medium/firm. Not a problem though, as just added a mattress topper and its great. Good quality, deep mattress. Nicely surprised.

4

Top ticking quite nice, underside ticking slooks a bit 'cheap'. Seems firm and comfy. Always difficult to know how it will last, but first impressions are good.

5

Arrived on time but if a time change but was in anyway. Great comfy mattress not too firm or too soft just right. Have slept well on it so has my dog!

5

Really is amazing for the price - it's replace a mattress that was nearly twice as expensive from argos - and it's an entirely different experience

5

Good comfortable mattress ordered medium/firm which is comfy but wish I ordered firm. The rest of the family is happy with it. Hope they will last

5

Grand- daughter loves her new mattress! slightly softer than expected but seems good. Delivery excellent with good communication at all stages.

5

As always was worried about a new mattress, would it be comfortable etc. Well, 1st nights sleep was amazing. Very very happy with my choice.

5

Brilliant mattress and so comfy. Hadn't realised how bad our old one was as can now fall asleep and not want to get out in the morning lol

5

Very comfortable for the price. So much so, ive in fact switched to my spare room and away from my (much more expensive) emma mattress!

3

Rated as medium firm, but more like firm...They should address this, as I trusted their description, but too late to return it now.

5

Just what my daughter needed. I really couldn't afford much and i'm so pleased with the support & comfort this provides.

5

A high quality mattress for the price. Medium to firm is exactly as described - its comfortable and offers good support.

5

Very nice mattress. This is my second order as I have ordered same mattress year ago and really impressed with quality.

4

Seems like a medium to firm mattress which is what I ordered.
only time will tell with a purchase such as this

5

Awesome quality for the price. Very happy, so much so I bought another two days later to upgrade my daughters room.

5

Still early days but matress feels good comfortable yet firm enough...Hopefully it wont be short lived.I recommend

5

Lovely comfy mattress, as a sufferer of fibromyalgia its hard to find a comfy mattress but this one is fab!

5

Great mattress at a very reasonable price.It is very deep and the perfect firmness.Very impressed,thankyou.

5

Brilliant next day service and this mattress is great value for money. Very pleased with the purchase.

4

Great value for the budget that I had. Not high quality but is more than suitable for the spare room.

5

Great value for money and super comfy mattress. Im very happy with my purchase and I will buy again.

5

2nd identical mattress bought from this supplier excellent quality and price and on time delivery

5

As this is for my mother's property they have not yet been slept on but look to be good quality.

5

It was for my mother and she was very pleased with it, she said she could tell the difference!

5

Very comfortable mattress not as sore as I was with old mattress would definitely recommend

5

A lovely comfy mattress my partner and I sleep much better worth the money we paid for it

5

Everything seems fine, it was for my daughters room and so far all is good she loves it

4

Comfy! a bit softer than I expected but seemed to ease my back pain so can't complain!

5

Nice and firm, 25cm depth and definitely worth it for the price, 100% value for money

5

It's a guest bed mattress so too early to judge. Initial impression great for peice

5

Comfortable mattress that is not too firm. Well packaged on delivery and good value

5

Extremely comfortable. Great mattress for the price. Good for bad backs and pains.

5

Lovely comfy mattress and at a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.

5

As someone who struggles too sleep well this has changed my sleep for the better

5

Very comfortable and have had excellent night sleep since getting this mattress

4

Quite a frim mattress. Deep plastic buttoned mattress. Guest said it was good.

5

Would definitely recommend this mattress. Great value for money. Very comfy.

4

Mattress is comfortable and good quality. Is slightly firmer than expected!

4

Softer than expected for medium firm but very comfortable and good quality.

5

Not much to say other than amazing quality, great price, fabulous service.

5

Great quality mattress. So comfortable! I havent slept as well in years.

5

Great mattress, great price and super service!would definitely use again

5

Excellent service friendly staff came very prompt happy with my purchase

5

Excellent value.Good firm mattress. Fast delivery all included in price

5

Reasonable price for great mattress. Very comfortable. Quick delivery.

5

Very happy with the mattress. Using it in my spare room for guests.

5

Perfect single mattress nice and soft covering too.Very good value

5

Great mattress, my daughter loves it, fits perfectly in her room!

5

Very comfortable. My daughter now never wants to get out of bed!

5

Had a good night sleep finally. Hope it will last long enough.

5

Very comfortable.100% better than our old one. (and cheaper)

5

Great mattress, great price. Medium/firm. Just what I wanted

5

So comfortable. Great service, swift delivery. Very happy.

5

Excellent quality and great value for money. Very happy.

5

Very comfy, no complaints at all. Well worth the money.

5

Med/firm,very comfy, and even better, made in england!

5

Good quality, thick mattress and firm. Excellent value

5

A great, well made mattress. Excellent value for money

5

Great product for a super price.Perfectly medium firm.

5

Good price, quality and delivery nextday. Recommended

5

A brilliant service and great mattress for the money.

5

Excellent product- to be used as a spare bed mattress

5

Great service. Speedy delivery snd friendly service.

4

Mattress is good quality and excellent for the price

5

Good quality mattress, quite firm but as expected.

5

Good quality mattress for the price, nice and firm

4

A bit firmer than expected to be honest but its ok

5

Very pleased with mattress at a reasonable price!

5

Very deep mattress, very comfy and great quality.

5

Really nice mattress. Comfortable and well made.

5

Bought it for guest bedroom, feedback was good)

5

Very happy with the mattress excellent quality

5

Great value for a really comfortable mattress.

4

It's fine - a reasonable priced, firm mattress

5

Excellent quality and comfort and great value

5

Very efficient, delivered when said . Thanks

5

Not as firm as expected but very comfortable

4

I have received no complaints from the user

5

Very pleased good quality very comfortable

5

Good comfy mattress. Great value for money

4

Bought for spare bed, thus not used often.

5

Right choice and good quality and service

5

Excellent product, extremely comfortable

5

Very comfortable. Very thick mattress

5

Excellent mattress, very comfortable.

5

Very comfortable and a good price too

4

The mattress is as good as I expected

5

Havent slept on it yet but looks ok

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