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Cairdean House

Trusted to care in Colinton - Edinburgh, Scotland

Trusted to care in Colinton - Edinburgh, Scotland|With 40 years’ experience,
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Cairdean House

Welcome to Cairdean House

Cairdean House in Colinton, Edinburgh, provides person-centered care that helps residents live meaningful lives. Our skilled and compassionate team provide exceptional nursing, residential and dementia care. We also offer short-term respite and specialised end-of-life care.

We believe that living in a care home should be just as good as living in your own home – or better. Our home has a hair and beauty salon, coffee shop, and cinema, along with lovely gardens and outdoor terrace areas, so residents can continue to enjoy the very best lifestyle. We also love to get residents involved in group and one-to-one activities to ensure their day is filled with variety.

Care UK is the top-rated private care provider in Scotland, according to The Care Inspectorate. We have the highest percentage of Excellent and Very Good–rated homes amongst our private competitors, with 100% of our homes achieving Excellent, Very Good or Good ratings.

We pride ourselves on the transparency of our care quality and fee information - ensuring you can trust us to care from that very first step.

At a glance


185 Redford Road
EH13 9PN

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Open to new residents

Life at our home

We believe that moving into a care home is just another part of life, and your loved one should be free to continue enjoying lifelong hobbies and enjoyable outings, and even to try out new interests and experiences. We get out and about around Edinburgh, and the surrounding areas. We also love welcoming the community into our home - whether it's youngsters from the local schools, the local army or exotic animals for residents to meet! 

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  • Cafe
  • Cinema room
  • Garden
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Lounge area
  • Minibus for outings
Life at our home
Life at our home
Life at our home

Care at our home

At Cairdean House we offer a range of care services. We always undertake a full needs assessment of every prospective resident before they join us, so you’ll never need to make decisions about your loved one’s care alone.

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Healthcare services

  • Chiropody
  • Dentist
  • Namaste care
  • Pharmacy service

Meet the team

Every day our colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Meet the team

The dedicated and experienced team at Cairdean House will provide your loved one with care that is completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.


This is a lovely friendly and happy home, with a great family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you here soon. 

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How we are doing

When you’re choosing care for a loved one, trust is fundamental to your decision. Take a look at some of our reviews from family members and residents.

How we are doing reviews

Care Inspectorate: Registered

Care Inspectorate report

What others have to say

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received from family, friends and residents at Cairdean House care home.

The home have followed through on everything that we have asked them to do and the staff are very friendly and efficient. They respond to any questions I have.

Relative of a resident, April 2023

It's a warm welcoming environment, her care needs are met and she is listened too, and good choice of menu. The activities team asked her what she likes doing and they listened. 

Relative of a resident, April 2023

Thank you to you all at Cairdean House for making Kate so welcome and feel at home so quickly. It is a huge relief to Mum and to me that she is so happy and well cared for.

Niece of a resident, May 2023

I could cry at the Facebook posts you just put up with dad. How he’s transformed in your care. Thank you.

Daughter of a resident, May 2023

His care has been outstanding, we are deeply grateful to you all.

Daughter of a resident, May 2023

Your next steps

Not sure where to start, or how to choose?
Our customer care team can guide you through the process step-by-step, whether it’s understanding care types, finding the right care home or understanding more about funding care. 

Want to learn more about this home or arrange a visit?
Speak to our friendly care support team who can answer any questions you may have about the care available at our home and can help book a showround of the home at a time convenient to you.

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Your next steps
Your next steps
Your next steps

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Trips and outings

Residents living in Care UK homes are offered a range of day trips and organised activities in their surrounding areas. These outings are a great chance for residents to get out and about and enjoy activities, exercise and a change of scenery.

  • Stirling Castle - Stirling, Scotland  
  • The National Wallace Monument -  Stirling, Scotland      
  • Mortonhall Garden Centre - Mortonhall Gate, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh  
  • Seagull Trust Cruises - Ratho, Scotland    
Trips and outings
Trips and outings
Trips and outings


Cairdean House offers expert care and daily activities in bright, safe and clean surroundings, and our onsite facilities include: cafe, garden, hair and beauty salon, cinema room, library, minibus for outings and lounge area.

Cairdean House offers residential care, dementia care, nursing care, nursing dementia care, respite care and end of life care for older people in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Yes, you can find more Care UK homes in these locations:

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