Dream job offers couples chance to live and work on an idyllic Scottish estate with links to Robert Louis Stevenson
A spectacular Scottish Estate is searching for a couple to live and work with their close-knit team as soon as possible.
In what is being described as a “dream job”, the owners of historic Fasnacloich Estate in Argyll are looking for a professional pair to manage the house and gardens, and help with the holiday lets.
The position has become available after the retirement of the previous couple who lived and worked at Fasnacloich for over 30 years.
Within easy reach of the attractive town of Oban, with its first-class shopping and transport facilities, the property is located in a quiet but accessible glen close to the sea, made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson in his book ‘Kidnapped’.
If the location wasn’t tempting enough, the couple will also receive a generous salary and get to live rent-free in a cosy cottage in the idyllic countryside. Plus your council tax and utility bills will be covered too!
So what exactly does the role involve?
The job description for the Housekeeper role includes responsibilities such as managing Fasnacloich House, associated buildings and other houses on the estate, as well as assisting with the smooth running of the holiday lets.
Meanwhile, the Handyperson job includes maintaining the garden and policies as well as assisting with the fishing on Fasnacloich Loch and River Creran, and maintaining the boats on the estate.
The hired couple will be reporting directly to the Estate’s owner, and must be "motivated, hardworking and organised".
Mark Mitchell, from Bell Ingram, who manages the Estate, says: “The successful applicants will have a flexible, positive attitude with the ability to work as part of a team. Ideally they will have previous experience in maintaining a good-sized family house, laundering, maintaining gardens, policies and estate fabric, vehicles, mowers, and assisting with holidays lets. However, training can be given to the right candidate.
“This really is a dream job for people who want to live and work in some of the UK’s most spectacular countryside.”