Domestic Couple


We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Domestic Couple (Housekeeper and Grounds Manager) for our client’s formal household near Alton in Hampshire. The Principals have grown-up children who visit occasionally on weekends and during holidays.

Key qualities for this role include enthusiasm, reliability, honesty, and a positive attitude.

Job duties

Responsibilities of the Live-in Domestic Couple in Hampshire include:


  • Hands-on housekeeping, cleaning, and laundry to a high standard
  • Ensure the smooth running of the house
  • Managing household supplies and provisioning
  • Cooking and food preparation when the family is in residence
  • Coordinating any part-time daily help required
  • General administration tasks

Grounds Manager

  • Liaising with outdoor staff and contractors
  • Performing maintenance and garden duties such as mowing, edging, autumn tidying, log management, and kitchen garden upkeep
  • Swimming pool maintenance
  • Coordinating the servicing and maintenance of equipment and general repairs
  • Caring for vehicles, including occasional driving duties
  • Problem-solving and handling varied ad hoc handyman tasks
  • Assisting occasionally with polo ponies
  • Managing alarms and security

Candidates must be/have:

  • Experienced as a Domestic Couple within a similar private household in a rural setting
  • Flexibility and willingness to engage in all aspects of home management
  • Experience with horses (useful but not essential)
  • Discreet and professional
  • A happy and positive attitude, with a reliable and honest nature
  • A full driving licence with own vehicle


The role includes a two-bedroom cottage separate from the main house, complete with its own garden.


5-day working week, with variability when the owners are in residence.

Working hours as required; which may also vary when the owners are present.


Near Alton, Hampshire.


Depending on experience.

25 days per year, plus bank holidays (with days off in lieu, if worked).

A car will be provided for work-related travel, however, a personal car is essential due to the rural location.

Job ref

CP660: Domestic Couple near Alton in Hampshire.

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Domestic Couple