Alexander McCall Smith wrote “The simple life, the humble life, is as wonderful, in its way, as any grand life of achievement and public recognition.” Words which could have been written to describe the people of Hoar Oak Cottage and we thank him for permission to use them here.
Hoar Oak Cottage was home to many shepherd families from the beginning of the 1800s until the mid-1960s. Some were local families from Devon and Somerset. Some came from further afield including four families from Scotland. Details of those families is shared below. Details about what their life was like is found on this link.