Now that we have entered a New Year and the Christmas buzz is gently fizzling out, you may be looking to plan your next break to look forward to.

But if the latest variant of Covid-19, Omicron, is holding you back then we may have the solution for you. Treat yourself to some time away in the countryside right on your doorstep.

Chippenham has become a bit of a hidden gem recently, as more people fight to live there and the value of house prices soar.

A big part of its appeal is that it’s just a stone’s throw away from idyllic countryside. So why not make a weekend of it, and get to know your own area?

For the outgoing, adventurous types, you may be drawn into the charms of glamping at the holiday tented camp accommodation in Roe Deer Fields.

Offered at the ‘glampsite’ are six fully furnished bell tents, with each accommodating up to two adults and four children with their king size beds and three single beds.

If you want to light a fire and embrace all the cosy essentials, then the Old Pony Stables Studio may be the place for you in East Tytherton. A short drive from Chippenham, the village also has excellent road links with the town’s train station, so you will never be too far away.

Rich with history, the buildings were once part of the Moravian Church, and has had many functions and interesting occupants back when it was first constructed.

If small-scale living and history isn’t your thing, perhaps you’re looking to be a little more central to enjoy Chippenham’s restaurant and bar scene.

At Weavers Cottage, you are free to enjoy the best of both worlds, as this town centre property offers a short walk into the heart of Chippenham while being close to the countryside and lots of local cycle routes. This cottage is tucked behind a row of period houses, with a hidden front door.

Carefully renovated using local artisans, it is furnished throughout and boasts iconic Cotswold stone walls and beams, handmade pottery and throws, as well as vases of wildflowers on every floor.

And for something grander, treat yourself to staying in Churchdown; a large Victorian townhouse in Chippenham. Describes as being ‘extremely’ dog friendly, you won’t be forced to leave anyone behind, and the house boasts three separate rooms to relax in, as well as bedrooms. It even includes a drawing room complete with an organ.

Would any of these take your fancy?