Cairdean House

Trusted to care in Colinton, Edinburgh


Cairdean House

Welcome to Cairdean House

Cairdean House in Colinton, Edinburgh, provides excellent care for older people in stunning surroundings.

Our skilled and compassionate team provides nursing and residential care for up to 90 older people, including those living with dementia. We also deliver short-term respite care, and sympathetic, discreet end of life care.

Cairdean House has its own coffee shop, hair salon and cinema, and we’re always exploring new ways to make the home more luxurious for residents. We recently refreshed the outdoor terraces and the d├ęcor in the coffee shop, and created a more homely atmosphere in our reception area, with comfortable seating, a television and a fireplace.

At a glance


185 Redford Road
Colinton - Edinburgh
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 we love welcoming friends into our home – whether they’re youngsters from the local nursery, exotic animals or Rabbie Burns himself.

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  • Cafe
  • Garden
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Cinema room
  • Library
  • Minibus for outings
  • Retro-themed lounge
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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Cairdean House

Types of care offered

  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Healthcare services

  • Chiropody
  • Pharmacy service
  • Dentist

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.


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!

Gillian GoodallHome Manager

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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.

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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.

Please thank all staff that look after my relative it was a joy to see him you guys have turned his life around I have not seen this side of him for a long long time so just wanted you and your team to know.

Relative of a resident, July 2021

We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done to make [it] such a special day for Dad under such difficult circumstances. We shall be forever in your debt. Please thank all the other members of staff on our behalf who have helped [with his birthday].

Relative of a resident, June 2021

Amazing team at Cairdean to whom we will forever be thankful.

Relative of a resident - from Facebook, May 2021

Each one of the Cairdean nursing and care team are wholly dedicated and caring. You deserve all the praise and thanks each day, and especially today.

Relative of a resident - from Facebook, May 2021

Always approachable. Always call me on occasions. Exceptionally good at communicating and puts me at ease.

Relative of a resident, April 2021

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

Our response to COVID


As the Government’s latest guidance evolves, keep up to date with the latest information in relation to visiting, new admission procedures, vaccination roll-out, and the protocols in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.

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