Housekeeping and gardening in England, UK


United Kingdom

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a fun family and everyone who has been to work with us seems to want to come back...

    It is a great and wonderful experience to live and work on a British country Estate and help the new young generation try to keep it going and the heritage of generations - everyone has loved the whole living in a castle English Experience - think Downton Abbey in modern times ! as well as the adorable little village community we live in.

    We run a wedding business as well as a busy estate - and we have just taken over a PUB
    Help needed always are
    Gardening. We need a proper gardener but any experience welcome. These is always gardening to do daily varied and busy outdoor work in any weather. Vegetable patch. Weed killer administration and so on. Leaves to scoop up .

    Housekeeping. Cleaning and general housekeeping duties. Bed making etc. Laundry

    Leila speaks French, Italian and Spanish fluently and has lived and travelled all over the world .

    2 bedroom flat provided with own kitchen and living room

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It should be a FUN and rewarding experience for all !

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

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    We would consider anyone with proper experience

    We live in a stately Home in England .. and the role would be live in as there is a gorgeous flat within the castle which is separate from the family.
    dad is 48 mum 45 kids are 11AND 7 and out in a cottage - in the main house live lady and her boyfriend in separate wing

    you just have to know that we live in the country - everything is 20 minutes drive away so we do need people who can drive ( a manual car)

    JOBS on the Estate -
    housekeeping in the main house
    cooking - possibly

    About us
    We are Jamie and Leila and our children are Blake 11and Darcey 7.
    We live in a large house like a big castle and we run our own business doing weddings at home on the grounds of the big house and we have just taken on the local pub which is currently rather run down and sad and is looking for Love ...
    . The children attend a school which is 25- 30 minutes drive away which they love.

    We live in a large house in the beautiful South Lincolnshire countryside with chickens in the garden and in the middle of a small sleepy village.
    There are horses on the property too and Jamie has 18 cows which he loves and give him great joy - even when they escape ! Donough who is 80 loves them too ! There are chickens

    We are an hour by train from London (Grantham Station) and an easy 20 minute drive to the towns of Stamford and Grantham, Oakham, all of which are lovely historical towns.
    You can also reach Stansted Airport by train and Cambridge from Stamford Station. We have a car for you to use whenever you need like grocery shopping etc .

    This post will suit someone who loves being outside and who is proactive about keeping themselves entertained. There are always jobs to do - so best if someone wants to work and keep busy .. we never seem to sit down and we need people with energy and enthusiasm

    The job is rural so if you need the glamour of a city - then this probably isn't for you - here we are very much in nature and we appreciate going for walks and breathing clean air and star gazing at night time... we spent the last weekend putting up Owl Nesting Boxes all over the estate and managing the wild deer.

    Responsible, friendly and positive with a flexible and can do attitude.

    a Clean driving licence and a competent driver -
    We want someone/ people with Common Sense, who is proactive and shows initiative on all jobs and gives us advice and practical solutions and so on. We want team players who have a sense of fun and adventure .. and are not too fussed when the hot water or electricity seem to disappear !! :)

    First aid trained is always a bonus

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A large flat with 2 bedrooms bathroom living room and large eat in kitchen. Fully furnished.

    Or a small cottage

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there is a train station less than 20 minutes away which will take you to York ( 1 h ) , London ( 1 H) , Edinburgh ( 4 hours) and even connects to Eurostar ... Cambridge is 1 hour away by train from Stamford Station and you can also reach Birmingham and other UK cities easily by train ..

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    a small dog or cat would be OK

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Varied but steady

Host ref number: 742937521351