EAST FRANCE, CLOSE TO SWISS BORDER
GUARDIEN ESTATE COUPLE
French speaker essential
Gardener, grounds/ handyperson/Security/Driver/Housekeeper
Essential Requirements: One must speak good level of French, driver essential.
Previous experience working in a similar role. Motivated, self-sufficient, discreet and responsible persons. Dog lovers essential.
The 19th century mansion in 3 hectares of gardens is the weekend home of a business man based in Paris. The property is used Friday to Sunday each week, mainly by the principal with occasional visits from his 4 adult children and between October and January for up to 10 guests who stay for the local shoots during the season.
The current couple have been employed for 10 yrs plus and will shortly retire.
The housekeeper will be responsible for the day-to-day general housekeeping – maintaining a clean interior and dealing with the laundry, washing and ironing and shopping.
Fresh healthy family style home cooking, capable to follow a recipe. External caterers are available for 2 large parties per year, one at the end of the shoot season and the 2nd during the summer months in the gardens.
There are 3 hectares of well-established gardens with large areas of lawns, hedges and trees. There is also a “Jardin Potager” all will need to be maintained, mowing, strimming, clearing broken branches and generally maintaining the grounds.
Other duties will include caring for garden furniture, maintaining the cars, doing the airport and train station run and managing petty cash and household bills. Liaising with the owner by email and arranging local contractors when needed.
Good DIY skills essential for the day-to-day routine maintenance of the property.
There are 2 medium size dogs on the property which you will need to care for, so dog lovers are essential.
Fully refurbished separate house in the grounds of the property, 3 rooms on 2 levels. It is essential that the couple are self-sufficient, and self-directing and have previous experience working in domestic service.
Salary 6,000 Euros Gross per month. WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH AND DRIVER ESSENTIAL. (HU4077)
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT ESTATE MANAGER / HANDYMAN / CHAUFFEUR
Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk
Lovely position in a rural village South of Stowmarket. This beautiful estate is newly refurbished and requires an experienced residential assistant estate manager to ensure the grounds are maintained to a very high standard. The owners are a mature couple – semi retired with no children. Most of the time only the principals will be in residence, but occasional guests will stay (on average once per month).
The main house is a Grade 2 listed -8-bedroom former rectory, with 2 guest cottages on site, an outdoor pool and tennis court in approx. 50 acres of paddocks, lawns, and formal gardens.
You will be required to assist with the overall security and day to day running of the estate. You should have a practical background with good hands-on maintenance skills and be capable of property maintenance and hard landscaping. Ideally with previous qualifications of a trade or with gardening knowledge and experience.
You will be required to clean and look after the cars and garden machinery, undertaking and arranging servicing, repairs etc. You will be working alongside a team of staff, so essential you are a team player. There will be some occasional driving duties for the principals including airport and station pickups, restaurants, etc.
Detached independent accommodation provided. Salary negotiable based on experience, circa £30-35k. 8 hour working days, 5 days a week, Thursday to Monday. No pets. (HU3930)
HANDS ON ESTATE MANAGEMENT COUPLE
Exp Gardener, handyperson, driver, housekeeper and family cook.
Duties are interchangeable
Essential Requirements - Previous experience working as a domestic couple on a country estate.
Pro active, self sufficient, diligent, discreet and responsible couple who work together with minimal supervision. Child friendly – both to drive. Computer literate.
A lovely position for a couple who work well together using their own initiative and seek a long term lifestyle position in a rural and very beautiful setting.
The property is an eight-bedroom country house in 8 acres of land. A small country estate with additional small cottages which are occasionally used by visiting family members. The family of five which includes 3 children ( between 14-10yrs) live full time overseas but use this property as their holiday home approx 10 weeks per year. Usually, 8 weeks during summer months and 2 weeks at Christmas.
The current couple of 13 yrs will shortly retire and this wonderful opportunity for a long term country loving, autonomous and self-sufficient couple becomes available. The property stands in a quiet and peaceful setting in a secluded valley in an unspoilt area of South Devon, close to the coast and approx 30 mins drive to the city.
An experienced gardener is essential to this role, 8 acres of beautifully landscaped mature gardens and grounds with sloping gardens, lawns, informal and formal flower beds, woodland and pasture.
The maintenance of the grounds and gardens, lake, stream and general maintenance of the driveway, paths, outbuildings are all part of the role.
You will need to have experience with the maintenance and operating of garden machinery, which includes a tractor, ride on mower, hedge trimmers, chain saw and leaf blowers. Strong DIY skills are required to maintain and manage this property.
The housekeeper will manage the cleaning, laundry, ironing, bed changing, errands and shopping mainly when the family are in residence. Essential that you are child friendly and be willing to drive the children to local activities when required and babysit occasionally.
Ideally one of the couple will cook and be able to prepare simple fresh family meals when they are in residence.
Additional duties will incorporate.
Feeding and care of peacocks and ducks
Security and alarm monitoring.
Driving when the family are in residence ie Airport runs, children’s activities, errands and shopping.
Organisation and supervision of contractors, tradespeople and deliveries
Management of Household and Estate purchases / budgets, record keeping etc.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience. Self contained 2 bedroom cottage separate to the main house. Monday to Friday with weekends off. The working days are longer when the family are in residence with opportunity to take time back during their absence. Both must drive own car a plus, a car is available for business use. Well behaved pet welcome, but sorry no dependant children. START DATE MAY 2023 with a handover period with current couple (HU3984)
COIRAC – FRANCE
COIRAC – FRANCE
1 hr South of Bordeaux
GUARDIENNE Estate COUPLE
Gardener, Grounds-Person/ Handyperson/Security/Driver/Housekeeper
Wonderful position in a very beautiful but rural part of South West France.
The small six-bedroom chateau is the holiday home of overseas owners. The family of five, which includes 3 adult children, currently use the property an average of 12 weeks during a year, mostly summer months and Christmas. Set in 40 hectares of land, with wonderful cycle rides, shooting and walking for people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.
This is a “lifestyle position” living in rural French countryside, but “on duty “ when the owners and their family are in residence. Outside these times generally maintaining and caring for the grounds and gardens, keeping the Chateau clean and aired and ensuring security of the property.
Duties between the couple will be general housekeeping – maintaining a clean interior and dealing with the laundry and shopping when the owners are in residence.
No specific cooking duties are required as the lady of the house loves to cook, but general kitchen assistance and help with occasional dinner parties is expected.
There are 3 acres of formal gardens with large areas of lawns, hedges and roses which must be maintained to a high standard.
You will need to drive the tractor to cut large areas of grassland, chainsaw work, strimming and caring for a potager and orchard. There is a pool and tennis court, the pool has a maintenance contract which will need supervising. Other duties will include caring for garden furniture, maintaining the 2 cars, doing the airport run and managing petty cash and household bills. Liaising with the owners by email and arranging local contractors when needed. DIY skills essential for the day to day routine maintenance of the property.
Lovely 2 bedroom house on the estate, with its own garden area. It is essential that the couple enjoy a rural lifestyle, are self sufficient and self directing and have previous experience working in domestic service. There are no pets on the property but a dog/cat is welcome.
Salary commensurate to experience WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF FRENCH ESSENTIAL. Both must drive due to rural location. (REF HU1556) Current couple of nine years highly recommend.
GARDENER- HANDYPERSON-HOUSEKEEPER-FAMILY COOK- DRIVERS
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS – Flexible proactive couple with experience working for a busy family.
Genuine Animal and country lovers. Child friendly. Long term, family oriented, team players. BOTH must drive. Willing to work weekends.
Family of 6 are looking for an energetic, proactive, and dedicated couple who have a long term vision for their next role. Candidates must have a flexible and cheerful approach to work, be fond of children and animals and share a genuine love for countryside living.
This is a busy, but very well organised and structured household with four school-age children between 14 & 4 years old (eldest is at boarding school) A long term couple who will share the daily running of their home and gardens in the Meon Valley, Hampshire.
Grounds/General Household responsibilities
Working week: 5 days inc. weekends ( Days off Tuesday & Wednesday with a weekend off every 6 weeks).
Accom 3 bed cottage with own garden provided next door. All bills included (except Wi-Fi)
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ASAP Start. (HU3938)
Nr Framlingham, Suffolk
An experienced domestic couple has been placed at a private residence in Suffolk.
The couple will have a variety of duties including housekeeping, gardening, and security.
A beautiful accommodation and top salary was achieved.
Hutchinsons has successfully placed an experienced domestic couple at a part-residence in London.
The couple will be required to fulfill various household duties and are looking forward to their new role.
A top salary was achieved.
Long-standing Hutchinsons client with multiple homes, required a new couple to manage the rural estate in Norfolk, as the preceding Hutchinson's couple returned to their home country after 9 years in the job.
The couple were required to care for both the main house and the grounds and be capable of the daily running and management of a large property.
Good management and communication skills were required as well as being totally hands-on. The couple achieved a top package and lovely accommodation.