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Cairdean House

Trusted to care in Colinton - Edinburgh, Scotland

Trusted to care in Colinton - Edinburgh, Scotland|Top-rated private care provider in Scotland|Care UK is the most awarded care home provider for the last three years|Discover why Care UK is trusted to care by over 9,000 families


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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Care Inspectorate
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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  • Activities room
  • Cafe
  • Church Services
  • Cinema room
  • Garden
  • Garden view rooms
  • 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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Cairdean House

Healthcare services

  • Chiropody
  • Dentist
  • District nursing team
  • Local GP
  • Optician
  • Pharmacy service
  • Physiotherapy

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.


Supporting and guiding my team and creating an environment where people want to be and feel proud to be part of the Cairdean family is one of my favourite parts of my role.

Kat BarnwellHome 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.

I would like to start by thanking you for your kindness and understanding when showing me around Cairdean House as a potential home for my husband. I loved your ethos and the fabric of the building.

Relative of a resident, February 2024

Thank you for 'taking care' of Fiona and me. It all seems a very seamless process with your help and support. We look forward to spending time and getting Dad settled in on Friday and have no doubt, that like us, he will fall in love with Cairdean House.

Relative of a resident, December 2023

I'm really pleased that she has quickly taken to be involved in the daily life at Cairdean House. We both have been very appreciative of your attention and care given to Mum and to us since day one.

Relative of a resident, December 2023

The staff are extremely helpful, I couldn't imagine a better building for it's purpose and it's been a very satisfactory experience for my sister.

Relative of a resident, August 2023

Very good care and the staff all know her. Any issues she has they usually get resolved and my mum on the whole is very happy there.

Relative of a resident, August 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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Cairdean House

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Scotland EH13 9PN

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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:

Care homes in Scotland

Care homes in Edinburgh