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Cairdean House

185 Redford Road, Colinton, Edinburgh, EH13 9PN


  • Adequate

    Regulator's average rating

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  • Rooms available

    Current availability

  • 90 beds

    Maximum occupancy

  • Covid-19 response

  • 2013

    Date opened

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From the owner

Here at Cairdean House, in Colinton, south west Edinburgh, we offer the highest standards of nursing, residential and respite care for older people, including those who are living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Our 90-bedroom purpo…

Here at Cairdean House, in Colinton, south west Edinburgh, we offer the highest standards of nursing, residential and respite care for older people, including those who are living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Our 90-bedroom purpose-built care home opened in early 2013 and has already established a strong reputation for its expertise and ground-breaking approach.

Cairdean House is a care home with a difference. It has been innovatively designed by internationally renowned architect, Richard Pollock and sits in the beautiful village of Colinton in Edinburgh. Richard and his team created the design with every thought for the needs of older people, particularly those living with dementia, and the smallest of details are considered in their approach. Find out more about Cairdean House's specialist design.

Our care home boasts some beautiful facilities that give it an air, more of a five star hotel than a care home. Each of the en-suite bedrooms is beautifully furnished and has a subtly different colour scheme, so there's something to suit every new resident. Each room also has a flat-screen television, adjustable profile bed and a 24-hour nurse call system, plus phone and internet connection points.

Why not give us a call to find out how we could provide care and support to yourself or a loved one at our care home in Edinburgh."

From the manager

“I’m a registered nurse and have been working for Care UK since 2013. I used to be the unit manager for Edinburgh’s ‘step down’ service when it was here at the home. It was a service with three different businesses working together within it – Care UK, Edinburgh City Council and NHS Lothian. It was quite a challenge to set it up in a way that worked for all departments. But we managed it and the service became very effective, enabling patients to receive the interim care they needed before returning home or going into permanent residential care. I remember coming to Cairdean for the first time and thinking how amazing it was. I wished that one day I’d be able to work my way up to manager here – and I have! Away from work I have four dogs, who take up most of my time, and I regularly look after my two grandchildren. Life is pretty full!”

— Gillian Goodall

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Care provided

  • Residential care

    Accommodation, meals, and assistance with personal care and medication.

  • Nursing care

    Medical care from a qualified nurse, and treatment for residents with illness or injuries.

  • Dementia care

    Specialist care designed to meet the challenges faced by people living with dementia.

  • Palliative and end of life care

    Care designed to provide quality support and comfort for people living with life-limiting conditions.

Care specialisms

This home offers specialised care for any of the following:

  • Adults over 65 years
  • Physical disabilities
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Mental health conditions
  • Dementia


  • 90 beds
  • All single bedrooms
  • 90 en-suite rooms
  • Purpose built, opened in 2013


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Funding for care in Scotland

Your care home costs could be partially funded by the council. To qualify for this, you must first arrange a care needs assessment

  • Free personal and/or nursing care funding is available to anyone aged 65 or over, regardless of their financial situation.
  • Funding towards accommodation costs is also available if your assets (property & savings) are below £28,500.
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Regulator's inspection rating

Average Adequate

Last inspection

10 Dec 2021

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