Whitefoord House

Residents being served in the Dining Room at Whitefoord House

At Whitefoord House we aim to provide a quality service to meet our residents needs and expectations. Our service is delivered by a dedicated team of staff led by professional managers.

Situated on the Canongate on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile, Whitefoord House enjoys a central location ideally placed for all local amenities with a Post Office, shops and library all within walking distance. Waverley Station and Princes Street are within 10 minutes walk and Lothian Buses service 35 passes every 30 minutes.

Whitefoord House offers residents privacy, security, an opportunity to meet new friends, and a place to invite family and existing friends. 

Whitefoord House enjoys a central location and has 82 fully furnished en suite rooms.

  • All meals are enjoyed in the residents dining room
  • Games Room and Internet access
  • Residents shop and café
  • Bowling green and gym facilities
  • Local amenities and Post Office within walking distance
  • Wide range of social areas including gardens, sitting rooms for entertaining family and friends
  • Regular social and commemorative events


For further information about vacancies please e-mail: or complete our online accommodation enquiry form.  Or call 0131 556 6827.

The gym in action


Each resident has their own fully furnished, en-suite room and a laundry service is provided. Meals are served in the residents dinning room with a wide selection on offerand a varied menu is available. The residents shop/café is a popular focal point for residents to catch up with friends and family or to sit and read and enjoy a tea or coffee.

Residents also have their own games room where they enjoy snooker, pool, darts, dominoes and other board games. In 2008 we added a small but well equipped gymnasium for residents to use.  See for yourself with our virtual tour.

A room at Whitefoord House

Accommodation Charges

Accommodation charges paid by residents are based on each individuals personal circumstances. For those residents who are on limited means the charges are met by a combination of personal contribution, based on personal circumstances, and statutory funding support e.g. Housing Benefit and Income Support. No applicant is ever turned away for financial reasons.