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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...

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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Postcard from St Ives

September 5th, 2015

If you’ve never been to St Ives you wouldn’t necessarily know how beautiful it is, how much there is to do and what the surrounding area is like. This postcard from Visit Cornwall gives you a great idea of what you might expect (it obviously misses out the awesome time you’ll have at Cohort!).

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Family friendly St Ives

September 2nd, 2015

Since we opened in April we’ve been getting more and more families coming to stay with us. Families have quite different requirements from the solo traveller – as you would expect – so as they’ve come in and out we’ve been finding out what they’ve been doing and thought we’d compile a list of family friendly things to do in St Ives based on their answers.

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St Ives Beer & Cider Festival

August 27th, 2015

We had a great time at the St Ives Beer & Cider Festival. We had free tickets for anyone staying with us and let’s just say that it was a good job we were only seconds from our beds at the end of the night.

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A seagull in St Ives

August 19th, 2015

I’m a seagull and I love St Ives, especially in the summer. Despite thousands of years of evolution I am committed to eating ice cream, cornish pasties, chips and anything else I can get my beak on. I’m breaking code by talking to you but think it’s only fair that you have some idea of what’s going on…

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Cohort’s Manager – Caroline

August 17th, 2015

Caroline has been in the UK and at Cohort for 2 years. She’s fabulous and frequently referred to in glowing terms in our guest reviews. Here are her St Ives top tips and a little insight into how she ended up here.

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St Ives September Festival

August 17th, 2015

Every year St Ives hosts the awesome September Festival, the largest festival in the South West. This is the 37th year and there are over 200 events taking place over a 2 week period, 12th – 26th September. It’s a great time to be in St Ives, the town has a great vibe and the weather’s fab.

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Parking in St Ives

August 17th, 2015

Parking is a contentious subject in St Ives. ‘Just don’t drive in’ is the general consensus but we all know that’s not always an option – heavy bags, surf boards, sometimes you just need a car to get you to the door. 80% of the questions we get asked are about parking so here’s our quick ‘go to’ guide for parking in St Ives.

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