Nr Exeter, Devon

Full Time

2-bedroom cottage with a nice garden

£35k gross per annum

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Nr Exeter, Devon
Essential Requirements: Previous experience in private residence or yachting, Must drive, own car and dog lover essential

The position is for a full-time live-in Cook-Housekeeper.

The property is a Grade I listed historic building in rural Devon not far from Exeter and close to the sea, due to its rural location driving license is essential. Own car is required, there is a car that can be used for shopping and other work-related trips.

The property is owned by a family with young children who live in London, this property is their weekend and holiday home. The family anticipate using the property at least every other weekend and every half term and holiday.

Hours of work are based around a 45-hour working week with flexibility expected regarding hours and days off, Tuesday and Wednesday can be taken as days off.

There are 30 days holiday per year inclusive of bank holidays, where it is necessary to work on bank holidays these days can be taken in Lieu.

There is a family dog who will remain at the property therefore it is important to be very comfortable with dogs and be willing to take excellent care of the dog.

Expected duties are:


  • To ensure the cleanliness of the main house and associated areas.
  • Ensuring the property is clean, prepared and ready before every visit.
  • Making of all beds before visits and on a daily basis.
  • Laundry duties and clothes care for the family.
  • To supervise and be responsible for the cleaner and other housekeeper.
  • Supervising cleaning of bed linen by contractor.
  • Stock control and purchasing of all cleaning and laundry products.
  • Informing manager of any maintenance or other issues and ensuring correct care of all items within the property.
  • Supervision of 2 young children occasionally ages 6-9.

Family cook:

  • Provisioning kitchen fully before family visits.
  • Menu planning ahead of time with the principal.
  • Preparation and cooking of healthy meals.
  • Essential to be able to cater for dairy, nut and gluten free.
  • Outside chefs can be brought in for large dinner parties
  • Maximum groups possible would be 6 adults and 10 children.
  • Sat Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sun Breakfast, Lunch and light dinner.
  • Taking the dog for walks, feeding the dog and ensuring he is well cared for including veterinary visits.


Salary in the region of £35k gross per annum. Accommodation is included consisting of a 2-bedroom cottage with a nice garden. Sorry no dependent children but well-behaved pet can be considered. (HU3706B)




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