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Camilla House Care Home in Edinburgh

19 Grange Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 2LF
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Care home admissions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Safe admissions into our care homes includes the option for new residents to self-isolate in the comfort of their own home for 11 days, before joining us in the care home where they will be tested for Covid-19 and supported to self-isolate for 3 more days until the result of the test is known.

A grade II listed building, Camilla House is an absolutely stunning Georgian building with period features that lies in a conservation area of Edinburgh.

In the home’s recent Care Inspectorate report, it was rated Good in all of the areas inspected. Comments in the report included: “I and the family are delighted by the care that he is getting” and “top quality, could not ask for more”.

Situated in the Grange, a desirable area of the capital city of Scotland, the staff at the home spend a lot of time taking residents, who receive nursing care and dementia care, to some truly wonderful places nearby.

So much to do on the doorstep

If you step outside Camilla House, there is King’s Theatre, where we like to take residents for shows and the all-important Christmas pantomime. There is also Usher Hall, a spectacular concert hall which our residents adore. At the national library of Scotland in Edinburgh, the team are able to take residents to listen to musical performances and exchange books.

Within walking distance of the home, the local church has a dementia café, where we take residents to spend time with people from other nursing homes in the area. Camilla House is also very lucky to have the Hibernian Football Club nearby in Leith, which embraces us at a club it runs for people living with dementia. Our residents are welcomed along to meet the great players from the good old days, from Willie Henderson to Peter Cormack. These special days happen every month and are simply magical. Our residents’ faces light up as they meet players who are their legends. They have their pictures taken with them and talk about the club.

Our home is currently working with NHS Lothian, which is working with our staff to deliver specialist dementia care training at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Other things to do nearby the home include lovely barge trips from Rathro to Livingston, as well as Maid of the Fourth sightseeing boat tours under the Forth Bridge to Inchcolm Island, which are wheelchair accessible.

In our minibus, Portobello Beach, just outside Edinburgh city centre, is a short drive from the nursing home. Our residents love to go here and sit on the promenade with an ice cream.

Inside the nursing home, the period features have been sympathetically restored, with high ceilings, cornicing and a stunning wooden staircase. Camilla House is also currently being refurbished to a high standard, with these beautiful features being retained.

Mealtimes are a real highlight of the day and chef Rowena has entered Sanctuary Care’s Chef of the Year contest – so watch this space! She is fantastic at preparing traditional Scottish fare, as well as trying out new and exciting dishes. If a resident fancies something that is not on the menu, she will always create something especially for them.

Rowena spends time getting to know our residents and what they love to eat, as well as their nutritional and dietary needs, so she can prepare healthy dishes that they look forward to eating.

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Latest Care Inspectorate Report

15th September 2020

Camilla House, Edinburgh (PDF 348KB)

Stories from the home

Care Inspectorate logo 2020

COVID-19 CI Inspection

Read the latest Care Inspectorate Covid-19 inspection report (PDF 348KB) for Camilla House.

Rowena Graham holding a plate of food

Masterchef runner-up

Chef Manager Rowena Graham placed second in this year's Sanctuary Care Masterchef competition.

Front entrance to Camilla House

Outside of building

A listed building, Camilla House has some fantastic period features including the beautiful doorway, high ceilings and an ornate staircase.

Resident at Abercorn House

A wife's words

"The staff very friendly and helpful not only to my husband but to me too,. He is well cared for and happy".
Wife of Resident

Facilities at this home


  • Dining room
  • Ensuite
  • Lounges
  • Period features
  • Quiet room
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Baking
  • Bingo
  • Day trips
  • Minibus
  • Quizzes

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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19 Grange Terrace
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New residents can either self-isolate in their own home before coming to the care home, or join us and then self-isolate*.

Sanctuary Care new admissions information

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Adult Social Care Winter Plan) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 21 September 2020

Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visiting) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 14 September 2020

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