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Welcome to our blog: We write about St Ives and Cohort life. We predominantly blog about things that pop into our head that we think you might like to know...

Secrets of the Low Season in St Ives

March 21st, 2022

Discover the secrets of the low season in St Ives. Why would you visit? Sarah, our newest Reception Wizard, tells us why this is the BEST time of year to holiday in St Ives.

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What to pack for a Cornish summer holiday

June 28th, 2021

For many people this summer will be unique in that they won’t be travelling abroad. It’s pretty easy to pack for a country where you’re guaranteed a particular temperature all summer long, not so easy for the UK where things tend to be a little less predictable.

To that end we’ve put together a handy packing list for Cornwall.

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Cornwall will be busy, be prepared

May 3rd, 2021

Well Matt Hancock said it so it must be true: We’re all staycationing for our holidays this year.

That may be the case but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. If Cornwall is going to be busy read our top tips to get away from the crowds and make the most of your time in this gorgeous part of the world.

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Extraordinary Sustainable Hostel Award

April 5th, 2021

We are the only British finalist across all 7 categories in Hostelworld’s annual HOSCARS awards and one of 5 finalists in the category of Extraordinary Sustainable Hostel.

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G7 Summit in Carbis Bay

January 25th, 2021

Well, no one was expecting Carbis Bay to be announced as the host of the 2021 G7 Summit. It’s bonkers to think of the world’s leaders descending on this little town… at the same time it’s hugely exciting to get Cornwall on the map for something other than beaches and pasties.

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Family stays in St Ives

September 11th, 2020

Since COVID we have only been selling private rooms and a great consequence of that is an increase in families who have found Cohort to be a viable, budget friendly alternative to hotels and self-catering cottages. As we love a good list here are our Top Ten things for families to do when staying in St Ives – both free and not-so-free.

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3 weeks in: A footnote

July 25th, 2020

Our final note in the ‘Covid-19’ blog series. A reflection on how it’s going now we’re open and how it feels after lockdown. A footnote, if you will with a tinge of relief and lots of positivity after what’s been a difficult time.

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Googly eyes and other issues

June 11th, 2020

“Right… you have to re-think the way your business operates from the bottom up; you have some time, maybe 3 weeks, maybe 6. It might be temporary… it might not. It may be that you have to work to 2m social distancing… it might be 1m. You will probably be able to open on 4th July, maybe not… maybe later; maybe some businesses will be able to open and that might be you but it might not: Either way make sure you are a fully trained social media expert, understand the contactless guest experience and can spot COVID-19 symptoms from at least 10 paces.”

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A note from the owner: The beginning of the end?

June 5th, 2020

The start of our journey to re-opening; from lockdown on 23rd March to now and looking forward. Socially distancing in a hostel and other, more emotional challenges. Read a note from the owner here.

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School trips – Sample Itinerary

March 4th, 2020

St Ives is safe, secure and easy to navigate. A fantastic destination for all schools, no matter the age or focus of your students. Read about some of the awesome things you can get up to as well as download our FREE sample itinerary for a 3 – 5 day trip to St Ives.

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