Live In Couple Housekeeper Cook Assistant to Estate Manager Lake District

Location North East England
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Job Number  46029
Created 28 September 2017

Live In Couple Housekeeper Cook / Assistant to Estate Manager Lake District


Greycoat Lumley’s client are seeking a couple for their Estate South of Keswick in the Lake District. The current couple were placed by Greycoat Lumleys 2011 and the fact that they have been happy there for a number of years speaks volumes about their happiness in the job and working for the family. This is a large family in part time residence, the youngest child is a teenager. The family visit for holidays and weekends. The estate is in a rural setting with the nearest town 20 mins away. The Estate also includes a small number of holiday cottages so the housekeeper is also required to look after these from time to time, they are usually managed by a letting agent.


Job Description



  • Hands on cleaning, laundry and ironing to a very high standard

  • Shopping for the household, making sure the pantry and fridges are always stocked for family arrival

  • Plan, purchase and prepare healthy organic meals for the family and guests

  • Must be a confident driver due to remoteness of the properties

  • Working in the café owned by the family (general help and providing cakes)

  • Turnaround of holiday cottages

  • Occasional help at other properties as required

  • Flexibility to adapt to other household roles as and when required



Assistant to Estate Manager

  • Support Estate Manager in the maintenance of land/buildings

  • Support Gardener in upkeep of gardens at the main house

  • Upkeep and maintenance of indoor swimming pool

  • General maintenance of holiday letting house

  • Occasional assistance to Housekeeper when required

  • Occasional help at other properties as required

  • Must be a confident driver due to remoteness of the properties


Start Date: October 2017


Job Number: 46029



Consultant: Lesley Jones


Days: 5 days per week including some weekends


Drivers Both must be drivers


Accommodation: Cottage on the estate – pets considered

The Council Tax and Utility bills are covered by the owner

Telephone bill is the responsibility of the couple


Salary: Excellent


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