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Live in Couple - The Cotswolds


OX Seven overview of the Live in Couple position:

OX Seven are working with a quintessentially English country manor house in the heart of the Cotswolds. This stunning, 2,000 acre estate is looking for a live in couple to oversee the house, cooking, summer wedding events and other ad hoc duties the house may require. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right pair to join a wider community of estate staff and become a part of something different.

Your day-to-day as the Live in Couple:

Between the two of you, one will ideally be a seasoned cook who loves being in the kitchen. During the winter months you’ll be catering to the estate owner and family including any additional parties that may be hosted. During the summer months, the main house is an exclusive wedding venue with high profile guests. It’s kept exclusive with only around 10-12 a year, but this will be most weekends throughout the season and a lot of hands on work.

You may find yourself assisting the catering team, setting the table spreads or preparing the ballroom for events. No two days will be the same. Behind the scenes work such as helping the housekeeper, lending a hand with the ironing or assisting the owner will all be part of the job. You will be one of the friendly faces of the estate, greeting the Manor guests or picking them up from the station, so a confident and presentable demeanour is imperative.

The other half of the team will do much of the manual work and front of house operations. Whether this is preparing the dining rooms, serving or assisting the groundskeeper with the estate maintenance, it’ll be a hands-on role and for someone who is not averse to hard work.

What I will look for in the perfect couple:

  • Experience in a front of house role
  • Confident chef who loves creating dishes
  • Friendly, intuitive and confident
  • The ability to set unmatched guest experiences
  • Highly organised with a keen eye for detail
  • A good level of spoken English
  • Driving license (own car preferable)
  • Hard working and happy to ‘muck in’ with the wider estate team
  • Happy to work weekends – your days off will usually be Tuesday and Wednesday


  • Basic salary c. £17,000 per individual, per annum
  • No living expenses…
  • Free accommodation (newly refurbished private suite with sitting room, bathroom and bedroom) including bills
  • All meals included
  • Paid overtime
  • End of summer bonus
  • Start date April/May

To discuss the Live In Couple role further, please apply for this role and we will call you back at our earliest convenience. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against protected characteristics. Every application is valued, and we will let you know the outcome of your application (positive or negative) via phone or e-mail. If you would like clarity on any decisions, we are more than happy to provide feedback on your application.

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