RURAL NORTH BEDFORDSHIRE
RURAL NORTH BEDFORDSHIRE
(7 miles to Bedford)
HOUSEKEEPER/GROUNDS & MAINTENANCE PERSON/DRIVER/SECURITY
Essential Requiements: Flexible, proactive, forward thinking couple who work well together.
Genuine Animal and country lovers. Long term, family oriented, team players. ONE must drive. Fluent English.
Part residence home of a busy professional couple with adult children. The owners live in London and travel abroad frequently. This position requires a self sufficient couple who can between them oversee the daily maintenance and running of this beautiful Manor house, outbuildings and separate guest cottage to a high standard. Duties are interchangeable.
Grounds/General Household responsibilities
Working week: 5 days Monday to Friday, occasional weekend cover may be requested by negotiation. Accom 2 bed gate lodge, with small garden.
SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE (HU4094)
Housekeeper -Family Cook- Property Maintenance- Gardener-Driver-Security
Essential Requirements – Dog lovers, ability to make the lovely accommodation home.
Caretakers of the property during the owner’s absence. Duties are interchangeable.
An experienced, proactive and self-sufficient domestic couple are required to manage and care for a well-maintained country house in a village location. The principals are a mature professional couple who travel frequently and thus require the resident couple to oversee security of the property and care for 2 very friendly dogs.
Duties and experience required
Housekeeping – including cleaning, washing and ironing.
Family cooking – fresh, light, healthy using good quality ingredients.
Shopping, errands to include post office, dry cleaning etc.
Dog care – 2 medium size, friendly dogs - feeding, walking, vet visits and total care when the owners are away.
Gardening - Care and management of informal country style gardens, lawns and some pasture.
Property Maintenance – General DIY indoor and outdoor, care of machinery and organisation of any specialist contractors as required.
Security and caretaking of the property in the owner’s absence.
Care of the vehicles, occasional driving to include airport runs, organisation of servicing/MOT etc.
Primarily a Monday to Friday position, however when the owners are not in residence the 2 dogs need to be cared for. Essential that you are dog lovers and willing to accept their care even during your time off. The vacancy is best suited to a couple who will make the accommodation their home.
Salary circa £70,000 Gross, but negotiable depending on previous experience. Use of a self-contained beautiful furnished cottage in the grounds but set apart from the main house. (HU4038)
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)
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.
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