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July 9, 2024


Islay Estates Company are looking to recruit a Housekeeper/Caretaker who will be custodian of Islay Estates’ 5 holiday lets which are let throughout the year, along with the family’s main property, Eallabus House, which is visited year-round by family. Eallabus is also let to select guests a few times per year.

Reporting to the Islay Estates’ Estate Manager, the Housekeeper will be central to the smooth operation of the properties ensuring they are properly maintained, prepared, and managed for family and guests.

Skills & Attributes

High level of attention to detail and proactivity

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to engage with family,guests, contractors, suppliers, and the wider Estate team

Flexibility to work weekends and evenings

Driving licence


This role comes with independence and responsibility, ideally suited to someone who will enjoy working in pleasant surroundings and interacting with those staying at the properties. The housekeeper will be paid on a monthly basis, based on working 40 hours per week, with time sheets used to record overtime hours surplus to their normal working pattern. During busy weeks, the housekeeper will be supported by seasonal staff, hired with the support of the Estate Office. The housekeeper will be expected to be on call for any arising issues and will manage their working patterns and time off to ensure they are available to cover the required work.

To start as soon as possible, the salary will be commensurate with experience and include good accommodation on the Estate. A full job description is available upon request.

Interested in the role?

Please apply in writing to Islay Estate Office, Bridgend, Isle of Islay, PA44 7PB or email emily@islayestates.com with a copy of your CV.

For any further information please contact our office on 01496 810221 and ask for Emily.