Live in Couple for Cotswolds – H/K cook – Houseman with outside duties

An opportunity for a live-in domestic couple at a country estate in Gloucestershire.  The household are looking for an experience and committed domestic couple.  The household employs and Estate Manage, 2 gardeners are employed to tend to the grounds.  The Principals like to entertain and are looking for a couple who ideally have skills, and meticulous housekeeping skills.  A driver’s license is essential for both of the couple. Other staff are employed.  The family have a main residence abroad, this is their main residence in the UK which is mainly used, for holidays, Xmas, Easter and Summer.  To start asap.

Duties to be shared between the live in couple.

High standard of cleaning throughout the property. Laundry. cook nutritious meals for family and guests on occasion (breakfast) (they do get a temporary chef in).

Shop locally for fresh produce in use alongside the produce from the vegetable and fruit garden.

Greet family/guests upon arrival and ensure they have everything they need during their stay.

Unpacking and packing for the Principal. Family and guests if required.

Table setting.

Serve at table and serve wine.

Ensure  stocks of wine and other beverages are corrected stored allowing for temperature changes.

Supervise and assist with the heavy cleaning tasks, both inside and on the terraces around the pool.

Ensure all household equipment including lighting and AV systems are in sound working order – thorough check to be carried out well in advance of family and guests arriving.

Upkeeep of furniture are and china, silver and crystal.

Maintain inventories of furnishings, wine arts and collectables.

Care of dogs (although there are other staff who also help)

Care of estate vehicles, driving duties.

Accommodation comprises of a separate two bedroom flat which is in a courtyard, the otherside of the lane from the main house.



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