Live-in Couple for 8 Bed Country House - South West England

The Lady

Location: UNITED KINGDOM, South West England, Somerset
  • £45000 - £50000 /year
  • Not specified / hour
  • Salary depending on skill levels and experience
Job type: Permanent, Full time
  • Building Maintenance
  • Caretaker
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Live-In Couple-Gardener and Housekeeper
  • Live-In Couple/Housekeeper/Cook/Butler/Chauffeur/Gardener
Date: Friday 10th January 2020
Closing date: Monday 10th February 2020
Our reference: BOX28410
Jobs available: 1

Job description




Hard working, flexible and enthusiastic couple sought for a 8 bed farm house in rural south west England, for live in long term position of caretaking our 20 acre property and pets while we are away during the week. You will need to be incredibly flexible and willing to work weekends and bank holidays when required, and take 2 days off during the week.  We will often want help in the house over the weekend, laundry, setting tables, cooking, washing up, cleaning, fires etc and expect the grounds and garden to be well kept for our arrival. There is a lot of lawn mowing and watering in the summer. 

Salary for the couple depending on experience. Apartment and utilities also included. Full Time. 

Thank you for your interest in this role, please respond with a CV and photograph. Immediate start if possible. 

Job requirements

You must love what you do and be keen and enthusiastic, work under your own initiative and not be frightened of hard work and long hours. You must be a good reliable driver and know how to use a chain saw, garden machinery and be used to cutting hedges and clearing drains etc. Housekeeper will be responsible for shopping, and family level cooking at busy weekends and holidays as well as cleaning the house, laundry and managing supplies. 

Must be willing to cook and serve at shoot lunches and dinner parties and help with guests. We have teenage children who are away at boarding school most of the time apart from holidays when we often travel but there will be nametape sewing and packing for school and times when they will need driving and feeding. 

There is lots of flexibility in this role so there will be times when it is very busy and times when quiet so a flexible attitude would be very much appreciated. As a couple you will have sole responsibility for the property and animals especially while we are abroad about 6 weeks per year. 

Country lovers, animal and child friendly.  You must speak very good English and be computer literate and be able to use digital diary. 

We provide lovely one bedroom apartment very close to the house with all related expenses paid. 

Sorry no pets or dependants.

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