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Kringla Apartments, Orkney

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 46 reviews

Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Kringla Apartments, self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney, are situated in the peaceful village of Dounby which is cosily nestled in the West Mainland of Orkney. You are within very close walking distance to the local shop, petrol station, restaurant and bar, café, post office, hairdresser, doctor, buses and play park.

Kringla consists of three beautiful new apartments, which have been designed and lovingly furnished with comfort always in mind.

The apartment sleeps four or five and you are guaranteed a soothing and peaceful nights sleep. The apartment is equipped to a high standard with its own shower room, kitchen/dining area and lounge. The lounge has a large flat screen TV, and is the perfect place to kick off your shoes after a day of exploration in the fresh Orkney air.

We have over 25 years experience in self catering and consistently aim to make our visitors feel relaxed and welcome. We are always happy to give you local advice and suggest places of interest.

Kringla is situated a short distance from the Neolithic wonders of Orkney including Skara Brae, Maes Howe, Ring o' Brodgar and the newly discovered Ness o' Brodgar. Whether you are interested in archaeology, WW2, walking, fishing, shooting, bird-watching or diving, Orkney has each in abundance and Kringla is the perfect home for you to recuperate your energy, and enjoy all that Orkney has to offer.

“Throughout your stay we aim to give you a holiday you will not forget and leave with fond memories of your stay in Orkney at Kringla Apartments.”

Please do not hesitate to phone or e-mail should you require any further information.

The Morgan Family

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 5km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kirkwall 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Large walled parking area with drying facililty.

The Orkney Isles region

Kringla is only 10-15 mins drive from Orkney's World Heritage Site, christened the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. This includes the neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, Ness of Brodgar, Maeshowe, the Ring o' Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness. There are also the less well-known sites in the area, The Watch Stone, the Barnhouse Stone and the Barnhouse Settlement.

Also convenient for both the farm museums, the Brough of Birsay and the Brough of Gurness.

There are unlimited beaches all within easy reach of Kringla. Enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches of Skaill or Aikerness, or explore the rock pools at the Point of Buttquoy, or walk along the breathtaking cliffs at Yesnaby. Where ever you choose to go there is always plenty of wildlife. In the spring and summer the glorious wild flowers are breathtaking, sea pinks, squill and bladder campion are abundant. It is great fun to hunt for the colourful puffins or watch the seals sunbathing on the rocks.

Orkney is a great place for a walking holiday. There are an abundance of breathtaking walks over moorland, along beaches, on top of cliffs or quiet tracks. What ever your level of fitness you will find something suitable.

Orkney is internationally renowned for its excellent bird-watching, but the sheer number of birds which the islands support makes it one of the best all-season destinations. Orkney is one of the best places in the United Kingdom for seabirds with some 21 breeding species. The RSPB owns, leases or manages over 8,000 hectares of land in Orkney. Visitors to Orkney will be rewarded at any time of the year, with spectacular sightings of rare or shy birds, in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. The variety of habitat and the richness of the farmland, heather moorland, and coastal waters provide ideal breeding territory for a host of species, and there is always something of interest, whatever the season. Kringla is an ideal location for bird watching being central to many of the RSPB reserves and the bird city of Marwick Head.

Storm watchers often come to Orkney to witness and photograph the wild seas in winter. The sheer power of the waves is unforgettable. Kringla is the perfect cosy haven to come back to after a day battling against the elements! There is also opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

Kringla is also very convenient for all the trout lochs. Most of the lochs in Orkney offer free fishing for wild brown trout. Dave is a keen fisherman and is always happy to give advice to first time anglers or the seasoned fisherman. He will help find the best boats and guide you to the best location for the direction of wind or cloud cover. He can also advise on sea angling.

Orkney has a vibrant music scene. The Folk Festival and St Magnus Festival attract artistes and visitors from around the world. The local talent is second to none and a visit to a local concert or Harvest Home is a real treat.


Dounby is a small village in the heart of the West Mainland of Orkney. It is very convenient for a stress free holiday.

There is a grocery shop, a butcher(local beef, pork and lamb), post office, hairdresser, chemist and hotel all within a few minutes walk from Kringla. At the primary school in Dounby there is a playpark and tennis court.

Visitors to the area frequently comment on the friendly people who make you feel very welcome.

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10 Sep 2014


"Absolutely Perfect"

Immaculate, modern, really centrally located to all key attractions, lovely owners and a shop nearby for all grocery needs too. If you are lucky enough to find an empty slot at Kringla then you should… More

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed Kringla so much. Thank you.

4 Sep 2014


"Excellent accommodation, outstanding host, well placed location."

After travelling 12,000 miles from New Zealand to visit the Orkney Islands we felt we had arrived home: friendly people, a pastoral life and plenty of open spaces. What we enjoyed most about our acco… More

It was a pleasure to welcome you to Kringla and we enjoyed the interesting comparisons that we discussed regarding farming on opposite sides of the world!

3 Sep 2014


"Great Central Location"

The apartment was just lovely - very clean & comfortable with enough room for 4 adults to manage for a holiday. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, crockery & cutlery. The bedrooms were bot… More

Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kringla.

2 Sep 2014


"Generous welcome and value for money!"

Kay Morgan provided a genuine Orkney welcome - and the apartment was excellent: provided with everything anyone could need as well as being clean and easy to use. The Co-op a couple of minutes walk aw… More

I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Kringla and found it so comvenient!

2 Sep 2014


"Great apartment in excellent location!"

This was our second trip to the Orkneys and Dounby was an excellent place to stay.We stayed in Kringla 1, the smallest of the three apartments. Dounby is excellently situated for all the major attract… More

We hope to welcome you back for your third trip to Orkney soon!

1 Sep 2014


"Orkney explorer"

Kringla provided the perfect base to explore orkney and to indulge in some trout fishing. Clean, well maintained and centrally situated I the heart of the orkney mainland, this is a must do on the buc… More

Looking forward to welcoming you back for more fishing soon!

1 Sep 2014


"A great base to see Orkney"

Enjoyed a wonderful 2 week holiday at Kringla. Spotless inside and comfortable for relaxing at home. Kitchen well equipped to the highest standard. Dounby is an excellent base with Co-op, Petrol, play… More

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your holiday and it would be great to welcome you back.

1 Sep 2014


"Absolutely fantastic!!!!"

tHis place was amazing ! Very high standards throughout beds were very comfy best sleep I've had in years!!! Cleanliness!!! What can I say ? You could eat your dinner off the floor impeccably cle… More

Wow!!! Thank you for the wonderful review. Thrilled that you enjoyed our apartment so much.

23 Jul 2014


"A perfect apartment and a perfect location"

The apartment was fantastic and excellent value. Access was brilliant. The memory foam mattress was a real bonus. Went without a car and found it easy enough to get about using the local buses. The ow… More

We were so impressed by how far you travelled without a car or bicycle! You were our first guests that have used the local bus service so extensively,well done!

21 Jul 2014


"Cosy apartment, excellent location for exploring Orkney"

We stayed in Kringla 1 for 9 days in July. The apartment itself was very comfortable, clean and well equipped (tonnes of kitchen utensils and even a heated drying rack!). Kay was there to meet us when… More

Thank you for the review. I am glad you found Kringla so convenient. Best wishes.

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