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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...

Running the Cornish coast path

January 4th, 2017

And so it begins… 2017, another year, another new year’s resolution. Personally I’ve stopped making them, mainly due to a total lack of interest in watching myself fail. Others may not make them for the sheer fact that they’re already doing it… like daily!

Take the Highgate Harriers for example…

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Rainy days in St Ives

September 12th, 2016

We live in the UK, we know that sometimes – when you’re least expecting it – it rains. It can change plans but don’t let it put you off enjoying your time in St Ives. There’s loads to do from enjoying a leisurely coffee, without the pressure to do a challenging coastal walk, through to a spa day and a visit to the St Ives museum. Our list will keep you busy for at least 2 days of inclement weather.

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We had a wedding

June 22nd, 2016

In April of this year Cohort Hostel was taken over for two days by a wedding party. They decorated it beautifully, organised fantastic activities and food for the whole party, spending their very special 2 days with their closest friends and family. We were delighted to be a part of their celebrations.

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What does your summer look like?

May 22nd, 2016

Having never really been to Cornwall before we were struck by golden sand, sparkly green/blue ocean and the fact you could eat a Cornish pasty, triple cooked chips, salt & pepper squid, salted caramel ice cream and a cream tea without ever leaving your deckchair.

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Lucky to live and surf in St Ives

April 25th, 2016

Ben Warner: a local surfer, instructor and coasteering guide at St Ives Surf School has written a post for us about why he is so lucky to live in St Ives. It’s not just tourists that appreciate this beautiful town and its surrounds; from a surfer’s perspective it’s the perfect place to be – phenomenal surf in St Ives and within a 30 minute drive.

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A few days in St Ives

April 11th, 2016

A while ago we bought Jason a beer in exchange for interviewing him about his holiday in St Ives. We were keen to get a guest perspective on the place and – as you all know – when you’re visiting a place most of what you pick up is from other visitors.

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Seasonal work in St Ives

March 28th, 2016

St Ives is a great place to spend the Summer doing seasonal work, be it behind a bar, waiting or cleaning. We have a great Jobs Board at Cohort for those of you interested in having a great time with fab people over the summer.

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New Years Eve in St Ives

November 9th, 2015

There is no denying it, St Ives is THE place to be on New Years Eve. The third biggest fancy dress party after London and Edinburgh (allegedly): If you’re not in fancy dress you are definitely the odd one out! Read our quick guide to the best night of the year in St Ives.

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A school trip to St Ives

November 4th, 2015

St Ives is a great place for a school trip; great art, iconic institutions, beautiful beaches and no need at all to trek umpteen children on and off public transport or coaches. Over the past year we’ve had some great schools and colleges visiting the area and staying with us: The teachers always look like they’re having a relatively stress-free time of it and the kids love the beaches and town.

Now we know there’s loads to do in the area but what does a school trip really consist of and what do you need to watch out for if you’re bringing your class to St Ives?

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Vintage Coffee Shop, St Ives

September 21st, 2015

We love, love, love the Vintage Coffee Shop which overlooks the harbour in St Ives. It serves great coffee in a totally unique environment and the view out of the window is like an ever-changing painting; even on a bad day the view is incredible and, let’s face it, where else would you rather be on a dramatic day in Cornwall than sitting cosied up in a coffee shop that feels like it would have existed in the 1940s.

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