Live In Couple Job Argyll Scotland

Location Scotland
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  47621
Created 27 March 2018

Live In Couple Job Argyll Scotland  


Greycoat Lumleys' client are seeking a Couple for their beautifully located coastal estate in Argyll, Scotland. The present couple have been in the role for 10 years; this is an exceptional opportunity for the right couple looking for a secure role for a number of years.


The principals require an experienced, multi skilled couple to undertake varied estate work and general property maintenance coupled with housekeeping.


The estate comprises of a colonial style lodge, a stone built 3 bedroom caretakers cottage, outbuildings and a boathouse. The property has approximately half a mile of shore frontage along with a formal garden extending to approximately 2 acres with the remainder of the land being made over to coniferous and native woodland.


This is a residential role with a remuneration package to reflect experience and skills – the gardener maintenance person is full time and the housekeeping role is part time.  A joint annual salary will be paid taking into consideration the duties and hours.



Duties will include:


  • Maintaining the lawns & hedges, dry stone walls, ponds & recently planted hardwood plantation 

  • Gardening within the walled vegetable garden

  • Garden machinery maintenance

  • General estate work to include drainage & culverts, driveway maintenance, tree work & gutters

  • Qualified use of a chainsaw and spraying 

  • Maintenance of the property including painting & decorating

  • Knowledge of small boats & engines would also be an advantage

  • Undertake all housekeeping duties – cleaning, laundry, ironing

  • Assisting in the garden for up to 3 days per week 

  • Shopping for household supplies 

  • Very occasional cooking in the lodge


The successful couple will be able to work on their own initiative and with little supervision.  As this is a remote area an appreciation of the everyday challenges of living and working in such a location must be taken into consideration.


Salary: Competitive and dependant on previous experience


Accommodation: Rent free, modernised three bedroom cottage. Free of council tax. Accommodation is not suited to a family with young children 


Pets welcome but within reason and must be mentioned on application.


A Basic Disclosure Scotland check will be required for the couple



Job Number: 47621


Start Date: ASAP



Consultant: Lesley Jones




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