Pre-children I spent a fortune on bedlinen – mainly from Yves Delorme, which I must say is of exceptional quality and the linen that I bought over 10 years ago is still going strong despite weekly washing (520 washes to be exact!). However, since having a far lower budget to spend on bedding (and well, everything that is not child related), I have been consistently disappointed by Egyptian Cotton bedlinen from the High Street, which, despite not being cheap, has neither lasted much beyond a couple of years before ripping or going into holes, nor been particularly soft to the touch despite careful washing. It was therefore that having spotted a small write-up in a home magazine about a year or so ago, I decided to give the online retailer, www.SoakandSleep.com a try.

I admit to being a more than little sceptical as to how it could live up to the promise of high quality bedlinen at typically 20 – 50% less than the price of other retailers. However, the quality and supersoft feel of the bedding that I purchased is more than a match for many similar offerings from the High Street. I bought the ‘Luxury 400 thread count Single Row Cord Bed Linen’ in Stone (pictured above) – a Kingsize fitted sheet, duvet and four oxford pillow cases cost around £80, a bargain compared to similar thread count bedding on offer elsewhere.

Admittedly, I would in an ideal world still buy Yves Delorme, but at five or six times the price (an entry level white kingsize duvet cover starts at around £300), that is not an option either now or in the foreseeable future. So barring a lottery win, I for one will be buying again from Soak and Sleep.

What is your favourite bedlinen? Do you have any luxe for less bedding tips?

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