The properties on Landed Houses are defined by the people that run them – owners, house keepers, cleaners, gardeners, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, technicians… a never-ending list. For many it is a full time job and without real recognition by the guests who don’t see the day-to-day staff – only their work!
We thought it would be fun to run a series on the people behind the houses. First-up is…
Biscuit (no one knows his real name, like the Top Gear’s Stig) from Northmoor House.
Biscuit is Northmoor’s semi-tame Kiwi groundsman. One morning he discovered that someone had driven over the lawn and, well, his comments are not repeatable. Fortunately for them, the culprits had left by the time Biscuit arrived!
Biscuit left his trousers in New Zealand and has survived since 1999 with just a pair of shorts. He came to the UK to play for Minehead rugby club and is one of a long line of Minehead players that work at Northmoor. The trend started when Melinda, Northmoor’s owner, went to a hunt ball and accidentally lent her car to a complete stranger (true story). Fortunately they brought the car back and in return he was given a job, which has passed between friends. Biscuit loves working at Northmoor and has tamed wild grounds into something that the guests can enjoy. He is a truly hardy soul and is much appreciated – Northmoor woudn’t be Northmoor without Biscuit!