A Caretaker Couple manage, protect and maintain an employer’s property and assets.

Often with the employer in limited occupation, so they are entrusted with the task of caring for the buildings and grounds of a specific property.

The Caretaker Couple are always live-in, so as to protect the property, either in a self-contained section within or annexed to house or in a cottage within the grounds of the property. 

A Caretaker couple often are a combination of housekeeper and gardener/handyman, covering all housekeeping duties and household and garden maintenance.

A Caretaker Couple’s role is very wide-ranging so a flexible and hands-on approach is vital, as is being trustworthy and reliable.


  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Ironing/Laundry
  • Typical outdoor duties may include:
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Upkeep of the Gardens
  • Upkeep of Buildings
  • Plumbing,
  • Wiring and other aspects of the property

Working Hours of a Caretaker Couple

A live-in Caretaker Couple, typically works a 5-day week for 10 to 12 hours a day.

Salary of a Caretaker Couple

A live-in Caretaker Couple are on average are paid £52,000 to £82,000 gross per annum (combined) in the UK - Internationally £80,000+ per annum