Domestic Couple

Overview

Nestled within the picturesque Surrey Hills, our client’s estate spans a breath-taking 45 acres. A splendid 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom manor house takes centre stage, surrounded by enchanting vineyards, grazing land, meticulously tended walled gardens, expansive lawns, charming topiary, and serene woodlands. They are looking for a Domestic Couple to come onboard and help with the day-to-day running of the estate.

This exceptional residence and cherished home, seamlessly integrates elements of refined elegance and natural beauty. Beyond the grandeur of the manor house, the estate unfolds to reveal additional gems—a tranquil pool area, a well-appointed gym, and a delightful tasting room.

Job duties:

Responsibilities of the Domestic Couple near Guildford, Surrey include:

Housekeeper:

  • General housekeeping duties to ensure the pristine condition of the 10-bedroom manor house
  • Dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping floors
  • Changing bed linens, making beds
  • Washing ironing and folding clothes
  • Organising and managing wardrobes
  • Regular cleaning of the tasting room
  • Assist in organising and hosting regular events on the property
  • Walk and care for the three dogs residing on the estate
  • During the Principals’ travel periods (approximately 6 weeks in summer, 1 week in autumn, and 1 week in spring), housesit and ensure the well-being of the dogs

Maintenance (1/3)/Gardening (1/3)/Vineyard Assistant (1/3):

  • Undertake a diverse range of maintenance tasks for the interior and exterior of the property
  • Management of relevant maintenance technology, including smart home systems, solar panel, and pool systems
  • Coordinating with external contractors for larger projects
  • Lawn care, planting, pruning and general gardening
  • Maintenance of outdoor spaces, including patios and pathways
  • Assisting in general vineyard upkeep, including bud rubbing, pruning, and trellising vines
  • Monitoring and maintaining irrigation systems to ensure proper hydration for the vines
  • Use of agricultural machinery

Please note, vineyard training will be provided.

Candidates must be/have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role as a Domestic Couple within a Private Estate
  • Valid driving licence(s)
  • Proficiency in English
  • Knowledge of fine fabrics, silverware, art, and antiques

Accommodation and benefits

A separate two-bedroom light-filled flat will be provided on the estate. All bills covered by the estate and an onsite car will also be provided.

Hours

Full-time position, Monday to Friday, with a degree of flexibility on the Principal’s schedules.

Location

Near Guildford (GU4), Surrey

Salary

£60,000 – £80,000 combined annual salary.

Job ref

CP625 Domestic Couple on a Private Estate near Guildford (GU4)

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Domestic Couple