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We are very lucky at Blenham House to enjoy a specially-designed, contemporary building. Accessibility, light, a sense of space, fresh decor and beautiful urban garden makes this an ideal place for older people.

We have all the advantages of being in a central urban setting and Blenham House has been designed to allow residents wonderful views of the city and the Pentland Hills.

Small group living

Our 60 bedrooms are arranged on three floors, with residents choosing which lounge and dining room they wish to spend time in. This makes for a warm and homely atmosphere where residents can form friendships and meet regularly.

Home from home

Rooms can be personalised by the resident with their choice of wall colours and soft furnishings, and we encourage personal mementos and furniture, if space allows. As long as the layout gives us space to nurse in, we’ll do our best to make rooms as homely and familiar as possible.

Each bedroom has an ensuite shower room. There is adjustable underfloor heating, a nurse call, TV (including Sky) and a telephone and Internet point in every bedroom, with WiFi available throughout the home.

Communal areas

The urban landscaped garden is safe, secure and a lovely place to watch the world go by or just enjoy a spot of sunshine. All areas are wheelchair friendly and specifically designed to support people with dementia. Residents enjoy a choice of beautifully decorated lounges for activities and relaxation.

Keeping up appearances

We have a hair salon in the home and regular visits from an aromatherapist ─ we believe that relaxing and looking your best is important, even more so for older people.


We also understand that maintaining a sense of privacy and dignity is fundamental to enjoying life at Blenham House. That’s why we take something as simple as laundry so seriously: fresh towels are supplied after each use and we label all clothes and make sure they are returned clean and pressed.

Visitors welcome

Friends and relatives are encouraged to visit as often as possible and the unrestricted parking enjoyed at Sighthill makes dropping in very easy. To make visitors welcome there are small kitchens so you can make your own tea and coffee. Our chef loves to bake, and there’s usually an array of homemade treats for visitors too!