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Just a short five minute drive or twenty minute walk from the door of Hideaway Cottage, you'll find the friendly market town of Masham which is famous for not one brewery, but two, born from two generations of the Theakston family – Theakston and Black Sheep Breweries. The Georgian market square is one of the largest in Yorkshire and a lovely array of independent shops, cafes, galleries, restaurants and pubs are located around it. There's a twice weekly market on a Wednesday and Saturday and annual events include the popular Masham Steam Rally in July and the Masham Sheep Fair in September.

Both the Black Sheep Brewery and Theakstons Brewery have their own visitors centres and for those of you who love cycling, then you can sample part of the ‘Le Grand Depart, Tour de France' whereby Stage one came through Masham in July 2014.

Delicious Yorkshire food and local beers can be enjoyed out and about and near to Fearby and Masham you'll find The Bruce Arms in Masham, The Kings Head in Masham, The White Bear in Masham, Vennells Restaurant in Masham, The Bruce Arms in West Tanfield, The Freemasons Arms in Nosterfield and the Blue Lion in East Witton, to name just a few!