Canterbury 3 Seat

3 seat sofa bed with large storage space inside the base.

Handmade deep buttoned mattress & fully upholstered, removable arm rests.

The ultimate choice in sit and sleep comfort!

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£ 539.00

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Canterbury 3 seat 

Perfect seating and sleeping solution for smaller rooms. Over the years the Canterbury 3 seat has proved to be one of our most popular sofa beds for smaller spaces with limited access. Designed specifically around the click-clack mechanism, renowned for the simple way it converts from a sofa to bed position with just a couple of clicks of the frame. The mechanism has not one but two seating positions, standard as a sofa or for relaxing there's also a slight reclining position. When using the sofa bed for sleeping the frame simply lifts from the front and converts into an adequate size double bed. With fully removable arm rests (these slide on and off) plus the added bonus of the large storage space in the base of the bed, handy for storing bedding, pillows, etc...

The Canterbury has a luxury, deep buttoned 18cm quilted mattress for maximum comfort which is available in a wide range of fabrics and colours, plus two small scatter cushions included as standard. With fully upholstered, removable arm rests this stylish 3 seat click-clack is the ultimate choice for sit/sleep comfort.

Take a look through our fantastic range of fabrics in a wide choice of colours to suit, including calming pastel tones through to bold and vibrant

Click here to view our chenille fabric range.

Click here to view our Weave fabric range.


Cushion Fabrics.

Mattress Details:

Standard Mattress -Mattress 16cm Deep

12cm Reflex foam wrapped in fibre wadding

Lux Memory foam -Mattress 16cm Deep

9cm plus 3cm memory foam wrapped in fibre wadding

Pocket Spring - Mattress 18cm Deep

10cm pocket springs boxed in with reflex foam

This sofa bed will be delivered in 4 sections therefore will go just about anywhere in the home, ideal solution if you have limited access.


Dimensions as a Sofa - 220cm wide (outside arms) x 90cm deep x 90cm high (floor to top of back) 


Dimensions as a Bed - 125cm wide  x  188cm long



The Canterbury 3 seat can be delivered either by standard delivery or to the room of choice.

Standard Delivery: The item would consist of 4 packages, delivered to the ground floor, front entrance of the property. Please Note: This sofa bed would then require some self-assembly by the customer.

Room of Choice: The item would consist of 4 packages, delivered within the property to the customers room of choice. Please Note: This sofa bed would then require some self-assembly by the customer.

Kindly Note: Due to the size the Canterbury sofa bed will always be delivered in 4 packages where some customer self-assembly is required. This model is very popular with our narrow boat customers as it opens across the boat and makes for a comfortable 3 seat sofa. We can guarantee to get it on to your boat, but please make sure once assembled you have enough room as the sofa bed is 220cm wide. 


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Mr & Mrs Walker

Just received our Canterbury 3 seater with a fully sprung mattress for our live aboard narrowboat.

We are so pleased with the product and the whole process of making this purchase.

Firstly the customer service was excellent. We received our purchase alot earlier than we expected which is fantastic.

The sofabed itself is so comfortable and a lot bigger than we expected as a bed and very stylish as a settee.

All in all we wouldn't hesitate to buy again when needed and will recommend to fellow narrowboat users.


    Great Sofabed

    Bought the Canterbury sofa-bed that was on display at the Crick Boat show 2021. Really pleased, it fits perfectly is very comfortable and makes an extra double bed for guests .


      Mrs Rebecca Lansdell

      Just installed this sofa on our narrow boat, fantastic and comfortable Fits upto 4 people without feeling squished. Doesnt feel over intrusive in the narrow space either.
      Delivery guys very helpful and funny couldn't be happier with the service we have received . Thanks sofabed barn


        Love it!!!!

        I have had my sofa bed delivered today, I waited 8weeks but it was definitely worth the wait I am in love with it. Looks gorgeous and is so comfy will fab in my new house, I would definitely recommend this sofa

        Thankyou very much ????



          A fantastic sofa. Well made sofa with a quality finish. Easy to assemble and very comfortable.
          We needed a sofa bed for our office / guest bedroom and the Canterbury was ideal. Opted for the memory foam mattress and hard wearing Ole fabric and it was well worth the upgrade.


            Love it!

            So comfortable! And attractive.


              Sofa Bed.

              So very pleased with my sofabed, its nice to find somebody making good quality well made furniture. Transformed my small bedroom into a usable space to sleep or sit and relax. Well done Sofabarn.


                Very pleased

                Really pleased with this sofa bed. Comfortable as a sofa and easily converts to a bed. Also good storage underneath


                  Outstanding product and seller.

                  We looked for a good while for a sofa bed. All of which you can find don't appear to be comfy as sofas or small in size. We have a conservatory-come play room which needed some seating and is quite a good space. And in the event I'm relegated to the sofa after coming home a little worse for wear after a wales international day I wanted something that could convert to a bed. All queries and questions were promptly answered by the team. We are entirely web purchasers as we are so far away and the current covid situation. And I can't praise the process enough. And the product speaks for itself. Its stunning quality and assembles very quickly and simply. And the main thing.... it's comfy. I'm yet to sleep on it but I can tell already it will be great for myself and guests alike. Highly recommend this company and product.



                    Our house is quite small with the living room and dining room as one space. Which is why we needed a sofa bed that saves on space and can also seat more than 2 people. The item arrived in four pieces and was quite straightforward to assemble. The storage area underneath the seats are a decent size as well. The only part I struggled with was attaching the armrests but after a quick phone call, they gave me some good tips and it worked a charm! The sofabed itself is very comfortable and easy to operate. Great quality at a great price and quick delivery too despite the lockdown situation. Thank you so much! I would highly recommend this product.

                    - Maggie

                    • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

                    Canterbury sofa bed

                    We just wanted to thank Michael and his team for our beautiful sofa bed.We wanted it for our narrowboat to be mainly used as a sofa and an occasional bed for any visitors. It exceeds all expectations! We love it a zillion percent! We went with Michael’s recommendation and had half and half, with the sprung seat and the memory foam back......and it is just comfortable. We had the footstool which we’re also really pleased makes for another seat but great for putting our feet up and relaxing.
                    Ben was a true professional too when he delivered it......excellent efficient service.
                    When we were looking for a sofa bed, we went to visit the showroom first. From the start to finish, the service has been exceptional.
                    Thank you all so much

                    • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

                    Canterbury 3 seater sofa, pocket spring mattress

                    I rarely write reviews, but so pleased with the product & sofabed barn, they deserve a great review.
                    Bought this for our spare room , it is so comfortable as a sofa & a bed. I visited the factory with the original intention of buying a different model, which would not have been the best choice for the room shape.
                    Michael was so helpful. Absolutely love the sofa bed , so well made & far superior & better priced than anything I looked at in all the major high street stores.
                    Now considering buying a second.

                    • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

                    Canterbury Sofa Bed

                    The Canterbury sofa bed arrived on our narrow boat with a very efficient driver who put the sofa together within 15 minutes. We are very, very pleased with it and it fits perfectly. Thank you.

                    • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

                    Sofa/bed for canal boat

                    Fabulous sofa bed purchased for our canal boat .Excellent service throughout and assembled quickly and easily on our boat by the very lovely delivery driver . Would definitely recommend

                    • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

                    Just outstanding

                    Absolutely amazing. Quality, style, comfort is second to none. Very easy to put together, I opted for the memory mattress which I feel is by far the most comfortable I've slept on in a long time. Beautiful sofabed and very pleased with customer service, would highly recommend

                    • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

                    Canterbury 3 seat sofabed

                    We ordered a sofabed so that we could have guests staying in our living room.

                    As a sofa it has two back positions, so that it can be upright or reclined, and the mattress is comfortable to sit on. The arms of the sofa bed are padded but narrow so that it does not seem to take up a huge amount of room.

                    As a sofabed, the mattress is tied firmly to the slatted base, made of two pieces, which do not have an uncomfortable bar between them, so it is comfortable to lie accross.

                    We went for the upgraded mattress option and it is just fine to sleep on.

                    It can be turned into a sofabed by lifting up the seat of the sofa until it clicks, which releases the back to a flat position.
                    It feels lightweight and I can do it easily.

                    The storage space underneath is excellent and roomy for bedding.

                    Putting it together did take a little while but the instructions were clear and we did manage it.

                    The delivery was a little later than scheduled but we kept in touch with the sofabarn and it did arrive.

                    We really liked all of the different pattern and material options.


                      Alistair Smith

                      I think that the Canterbury 3 seater is a really first class product, and absolutely ideal for a narrow boat. We wanted a product that was very comfortable as a sofa, as this was to be its main use. Too many sofa beds compromise this comfort for the sake of being a bed also, but the Canterbury is perfect for both. Strongly recommend.

                      • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

                      Canterbury in pewter

                      Just wanted to thank Michael and he's team for our wonderful sofa that was delivered to our narrowboat today. Very easy assembly and even better than we remembered at crick ❤️


                        Miss & mr

                        We've been looking for a new sofa bed for ages and was recommended to have a look at sofa bed barn , we took the trip up to see the show room the quality and service is beyond outstanding nothing is to much trouble for these guys warm friendly advice and if they have it in the show room you can take it away with you that day all rapped up we took some measurements of our own and picked one we wanted and could not wait to get back to our boat so easy to put together and it's like they made it for our boat perfect thank you guys for every piece of help and advice you gave from 2 very happy and relaxed boaters



                          My sofa bed arrived this week, looks fantastic and the 3 seater is perfect for a Narrowboat plenty of room even when it is down to get past it. Fantastic service, delivery was efficient and he put it up in 15 mins So worry not all you boaters take the plunge I did and am so pleased I did.

                          • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

                          Canterbury 3

                          I bought one of these 12 months ago and as a liveaboard use it every day as a sofa, and occasionally as a bed. The lads delivered and assembled it in minutes and its been a great buy! Thanks Sofa-Barn, I highly recommend you!


                            Even better than I had hoped for.

                            We bought this sofabed which arrived in good time for Christmas. First we slept on it, then visitors did, and we all found it very comfortable. It is really good as a sofa too. We would recommend it for both uses.


                              5 star

                              Adding this, did not see star rating when writing previous review.
                              Without any doubts 5 star ++++++


                                Canterbury sofa , memory foam, 3 seater

                                Truly excellent from ordering to delivery.
                                Well made by highly competent craftsman in Bradford.
                                Always on hand for help and advice if needed.
                                Highly recommended, this is the place to go.
                                Many thanks again.


                                  Canterbury 3 seater memory foam

                                  We are delighted with our sofa bed! It arrived on time, was really easy to assemble and is really comfortable both as a sofa and a bed. It also looks great in our narrow boat, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants looks, comfort and quality.



                                    This is such a great sofa and makes an excellent bed. It is the perfect size for a narrowboat both as a sofa and a bed, but I'm sure it'd look great in many other situations. Its obvious great care has been put into the design and manufacture of this furniture. Its so simple to use and the quality of the material looks like it was stand up to years of use.

                                    It's great to be able to buy these things from a nice family company in the UK. Michael and Angela are so friendly and they set up the sofa for me in 10 minutes and explained how it worked.

                                    If you need a high quality sofa bed that feels like a full sized sofa and can easily be used as a regular bed, this is the one!



                                      This is the second Canterbury 3 seat sofa bed we have had from the Sofabed Barn (the first one stayed with the boat when we sold it). Great looking sofabed that is really comfy both as a sofa and a bed. The click clack mechanism is perfect for a narrowboat as it opens lengthways down the boat. The Canterbury 3 seat offers great quality at a great price. Helpful, friendly staff and exceptional customer service both times. I wouldn't buy a sofabed for a narrowboat anywhere else.


                                        Canterbury 3 seat sofa bed

                                        I visited the sofa barn before making my choice of sofa. I ordered the Canterbury 3seat sofa bed. I was impressed with the quality and versatility,it also offers storage which I was not aware of. It was custom made ahead of time,delivered and installed at my convenience by a expert fitted who explained fully how it worked. Now in place it is as comfortable as I expected. Thank you sofa barn for the excellent service.


                                          Sofa delivered yesterday onto our boat, looks amazing so much better than pics. Very comfortable and such a reasonable price.Service was excellent and Ben who delivered and assembled our sofa was so efficient and very pleasant. Very pleased thank you.

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                                            Canterbury 3 Seat

                                            Canterbury 3 Seat

                                            3 seat sofa bed with large storage space inside the base.

                                            Handmade deep buttoned mattress & fully upholstered, removable arm rests.

                                            The ultimate choice in sit and sleep comfort!