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Cairdean House

Trusted to care in Colinton - Edinburgh, Scotland


Cairdean House

Welcome to Cairdean House

Cairdean House in Colinton - Edinburgh, Scotland, 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.

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.

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 we love welcoming friends into our home – whether they’re youngsters from the local nursery, exotic animals or enjoying time with our resident bunny.

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  • Cafe
  • Garden
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Cinema room
  • Library
  • Minibus for outings
  • Lounge area
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.

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.

Your team have been exceptional in the care and support not only for dad but also us as a family - thank you!

D.S, Daughter of resident, January 2022

We cannot thank you enough for all the help and support you are providing. Not only for dad, but for us. All the staff have been helpful, informative and reassuring and we know that dad is settled. It is clear that we chose 'the best' for dad.

Daughter of a resident, December 2021

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

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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Our approach to living with Coronavirus


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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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