A restful home

Cosy and caring, Marian House is one of our smaller homes. It’s set within the Grange, a highly desirable part of Edinburgh and is decorated in neutral and calming colours throughout to reflect the tranquility of the area. Its lovely sheltered walled garden is a place for quiet contemplation or enjoyment with friends and is part covered so you can appreciate it come rain or shine. It’s directly accessed from the main lounge via French doors and the grassed spaces, trees and a sensory area are a favorite with the residents. Marian House is an inviting, friendly home with a flexible programme of activities for all to enjoy. Whether tending to the vegetable patch, a morning in the Craft Café, or out and about in one of our regular bus trips, the choice is yours. Our Activities Coordinator is on hand to help design a plan that is right for you. Restful and intimate, Marian House offers first class nursing care in a beautiful setting.

All our rooms are single - occupancy, ensuite with wet floor showers. Our rooms are furnished with variable height electric beds and furnished with bed side locker, fitted wardrobes, telephone connection facility, are WiFi enabled and can accommodate the resident’s own TV and personal electronic equipment. Each unit has an assisted bathroom.

Subject to fire safety regulations, residents can if they choose, bring small personal items of furniture, such as a reclining chair and decorative items in order to personalise their room. All our rooms comply with the National Care Standards.

Our gardens are designed to create a dementia friendly landscape for our residents where they can enjoy time with family and friends.

In collaboration with Impact Arts we provide a unique Craft Café experience where our residents are supported to explore their artistic skills. In addition, the home has a weekly activities programme, including outings in our own minibus. 

Staffing arrangements

Marian House has 35 bedrooms on 2 floors. Usually the staffing arrangements for each floor is a minimum of 1 trained Nurse (RGN) and 3 Care Assistants during the day, all of whom have achieved or working towards an SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. At night the home has 4 staff, 1 of whom is a trained Nurse and 3 Care Assistants. The Registered Nurse assesses the needs of the residents and decides if and when extra Care Assistants are needed if the residents' needs change. In addition, we have a 24-hour nurse call system in our residents' rooms. We also make use of automated monitoring technology to ensure residents' safety and minimise the risk of falls. We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator who organises internal and external activities and outings for all residents who wish to participate.

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Key information


  • 35 en-suite rooms
  • Public lounges
  • Courtyard garden
  • Dementia friendly signage
  • Therapy pet visits
  • Hairdressing
  • Laundry service
  • Delivery of newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-fi


Marian House Care Home
7 Oswald Road

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Helping you enjoy life to the full

Nursing and Dementia Care

Here at Marian House, your wellbeing is our top priority so we provide trained nursing staff supported by care staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We’re fully aware that making the decision to come in to a Care Home can be a stressful prospect for both you and your family, which is why we offer a caring, individual service that’s tailored to each and every one of our residents. We’ll get to know you and your life story, your likes and dislikes and your personal wishes will guide our work. We’re here to provide joy in later years and believe it’s important that this time is cherished and lived to the full.

The Craft Café

We’re always looking for creative ways to enhance the lives of our residents. In 2012 we were proud open The Craft Café in an unused Chapel which is attached to Marian House. Now lovingly restored to its former glory, it has become a fantastic place for those wishing to socialise and express their creativity. Run in partnership with Impact Arts, the Café is open 3 days a week and welcomes all residents, friends and family. The Café has been a finalist in the Scottish Dementia Awards and Care Accolades. Read more about the café here.


We actively encourage social interaction and activity. We’re all part of this community and the more vibrant it is, the more fun we all have. Families and friends of residents are welcome to get involved too and we hold regular meetings to give you an opportunity to let us know how we are doing and to raise any concerns. Your contributions and suggestions are always welcome.


We always welcome visits from family and friends and you can drop by at any time during the day or evening, subject to the care and rest needs of individual residents.

We are always happy to arrange visits for prospective residents and their families.

To visit us or to make an appointment for an assessment of a prospective resident’s care needs, please contact us on 0131 662 5125.

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An oasis of calm in a bustling city

You take life at Marian House at your own pace. Whether you’re smelling the flowers in the Sensory garden or the freshly bakes scones in The Craft Café, you’ll enjoy a peaceful life in a caring community. Our home sits in a secluded part of Edinburgh, but it’s easily accessible from the centre of town – and the vibrant districts of Morningside and Bruntsfield have plenty of shops, churches and other great places to visit.
Low ceilings add to the cosy feel of Marian House and our housekeeper keeps everything incredibly clean and tidy. In fact she never stops and looks after the home as if it were her own. The walled courtyard garden is beautifully kept too, all of which goes to show that this is a care home that truly cares about everything.


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