Gardener / Housekeeper Couple

From English Country Gardeners

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A fantastic position of Sole Gardener / Housekeeper has become available to assist with the management of a beautiful 4-acre estate. Successful candidates will be provided with a 2-bedroom cottage on site.

The garden itself is 4 acres with varying features which include lawns, herbaceous and shrub borders, vegetable garden with fruit and cut flower beds, rose beds, and clipped Yew, Box and Beech hedges. There is also a working greenhouse which is used to propagate and grow on plants for the garden and vegetable beds / cut flower garden. The garden is currently being maintained to a good standard and is tidy and well looked after.

The role would suit someone hands on and physically fit who is able to work alone and have the experience to maintain the garden to an exceptional standard alongside excellent plant knowledge. Ideally candidates will have RHS level 2 qualifications or equivalent and proven practical experience managing the routine maintenance and development of a formal garden. The ability to operate and maintain a wide range of garden machinery is essential and the ideal candidate would hold spraying, strimming, and chainsaw certification. The new gardener should be willing and confident to assist with general estate duties, particularly in the winter months to include interior and exterior maintenance, pet sitting, site security when the owners are away and stocking firewood. A full driving licence is required.

The owner is looking for a friendly part time Housekeeper (15-20 hours/week). A good all-rounder who takes pride in their work, they will be required to ensure the house is kept clean and tidy to a good standard. Generally, the position will involve cleaning the house and cottage, tending to laundry, ironing, and changing beds. Ideally both candidates will be good with animals as the owners have 2 dogs and from time to time the successful candidates will be requested to look after the dogs when the owners are away.

Accommodation is provided on site, and this comprises of a 2-bedroom cottage suitable for the successful couple but unfortunately is unsuitable for children. Council tax is paid for by the homeowner, however bills are not included. The property has full central heating with a woodburning stove, and firewood is readily available on site to heat the property in the colder months.

A beautiful house and estate located in a picturesque rural location awaits successful candidates. The estate owners take pride in their estate and look forward to building a friendly working and personal relationship with the new employees. A generous combined salary is offered along with cosy on site accommodation with separate entrance.

LOCATION: Near Thirsk, Yorkshire
SALARY: £41,000 Combined Salary (£28,000 Gardener / £13,000 Housekeeper)
JOB No: EC48352

If this Gardener / Housekeeper Couple vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Matt Parker on 01233 733510 or

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