Domestic Couple, Cotswolds

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Domestic Couple, Cotswolds, UK
UK 2029
Live-in (sep. accommodation)
Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm (less during holidays)
£60000 - £70000 gross per annum

For a large Estate we are looking for an experienced Domestic Couple (Housekeeper/ Cook and Handy-man/ Driver ). Drivers essential and previous family experience. Candidates must currently be the UK (due to COVID).

The family has two children, who go to school and 2 dogs/ 1 cat - all live at the 4 bedroom property, surrounded by its own garden and grounds, full-time. Some of the land is leased to local farmers and three small cottages that are rented out permanently. The family seek a couple who support the household and who can assist with any repairs or inquiries from the tenants. There is a p/t nanny and a p/t housekeeper who does the laundry. This is an informal household that is run casually to high standards. The family enjoy healthy families meals (no intolerances or allergies). The interior is in a rustic/ chic style with stone floors and beamed ceilings. The kitchen has an aga cooker.

The duties of the Housekeeper/ Cook

  • All housekeeping
  • Cooking family meals (aga experience essential)
  • Food shopping
  • Stocking up on toiletries and cleaning products
  • Running errands
  • Arranging flowers and watering plants
  • Pet care (2 dogs and 1 cat)

The duties of the Hand-man/ Driver:

  • Taking care of terraces and the area around the house
  • Keeping garages tidy
  • Driving duties
  • Cleaning two cars and keeping them tidy
  • Overseeing contractors
  • Repairing fencing if needed
  • Light gardening (sweeping/ cutting lawns)
  • Carrying out light repairs at all properties
  • Dealing with inquiries from tenants
  • Assisting with housekeeping if required
  • Pet care


  • 5 years experience as a couple and within a family
  • Good family cooking and housekeeping skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Settled or pre-settled status if without UK passport
  • Longevity in past employments
  • Excellent handy-man skills
  • Ideally experience in managing lets
  • Great organizational skills
  • Written references from private employers
  • Recent security check

The family are looking for a couple with good family experience and the ability to share duties and prioritize their own work.  A key element is to competently manage the let properties. The previous couple stayed for six years and are now moving abroad.

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm with an hour for lunch (when the family travel during school holidays) working hours are 9am - 3pm.

Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum depending on experience, 1 car is available for use as well as a furnished 2 bedroom cottage (no pets or dependents)

To start: as soon as possible