Columba House

10 Columba Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3QT. Enhanced sheltered housingTo rent/let (1)

Mansfield V.S.H.

Managed by: Mansfield V.S.H.

Enquire: 0131 447 3988

Manager's description

“Originally built as a Manse over 100 years ago, Columba House is a beautiful large 12 bedroom traditional stone build house, located just off Queensferry Road, within the desirable Blackhall area, in Edinburgh. All rooms are bright and spacious, feature en-suite facilities and decorated to a high standard, offering a comfortable and homely feel.

This house is conveniently situated near excellent bus routes to the city centre and close to a small range of local shops and cafes. The popular Craigleith retail park is also within walking distance and can also be accessed by a regular bus service.

At both the front and rear of Columba house are extensive private garden grounds, which are regularly maintained. Also featured is a generous off street private parking area, as well general on-street parking for visitors.

The house is staffed between 8am and 7pm and between the hours of 7pm and 8am, a remote community alarm system is in place to deal with emergencies out with these hours. Lunch and evening meals are provided daily and food provisions are available for breakfast. A communal laundry service is included and is available for residents use. On a weekly basis, a Domestic assistant maintains all communal areas and en suite facilities to a high standard on a weekly basis”

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Main facts

  • Enhanced sheltered housing
  • 12 flats. Built in 1870. Sizes studio. Includes mobility standard properties
  • Very Sheltered scheme with Non-resident management staff (7 days) and Community alarm service
  • lift, lounge, dining room, laundry, garden, conservatory, hobby room, activities room, assisted bathing facility
  • Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 200 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.6 mile(s); GP 0.3 mile(s); social centre 0.1 mile(s)
  • Monthly Social Activities include: weekly and monthly activities, organised by Mansfield VSH. Some meals available (2 meals provided daily & breakfast ingredients provided daily). New residents accepted from 50 years of age
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • Developed by Abbeyfield Scotland Ltd

Info updated: 30/01/2017. Update info


The following details have been provided to EAC:

Relet(s): Decorated to a high standard, this east facing room is situated on the first floor. En-suite shower. Please contact Tom Hutchinson on 0131 332 2165 or email (Notified 07/03/2017).

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Residents’ views

A number of residents have taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS); they have given top marks to this scheme for:

  • Convenience of the location
  • Overall ratings
  • Practicality of the individual apartments
  • Quality of the building and facilities
  • Quality of the garden
  • Quality of the individual apartments
  • Safety and security

Comments about Columba House

I enjoy living at Columba Road. My family and friends live locally and often visit me here. Staff always make them feel welcome and are ready with tea and coffee!23/01/2017E (currently lives here)reply

I have special dietary requirements that the staff accommodate well. There is a good variety in the food that they serve me and any special requests from me, are met. I enjoy living here, the staff are good and friendly.23/01/2017V (currently lives here)reply

I enjoy living here and in this area. It has lots of local walkways that allow me to get out and about.23/01/2017L (currently lives here)reply

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