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Kringla Apartments, Orkney


Excellent 5/5 Score from 25 reviews

Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

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

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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Review 1-10 of 25

6 Jan 2014


"Kringla - a brilliant place to stay in Orkney"

Had a superb 10 days at Kringla. Have stayed in lots of self catering places over the years and Kringla ranks as the best.The owner, Kay, was so helpful, organising lots of things to do for us and … More

Thrilled and delighted that you have ranked Kringla as the best self catering place you have ever stayed in! Thank you.

19 Dec 2013


"Beautiful apartment"

The Kringla apartment was fabulous! Very clean, well equipped, a real home away from home. We stayed for 4 or 5 nights and wished we had booked for longer. Orkney itself is fabulous and the apartme… More

We look forward to welcoming you back to Kringla. Orkney is so rich in natural history and historical sites, perhaps you could stay longer next time!

17 Dec 2013


"An excellent holiday venue"

I visited Orkney with my son to visit the neolithic sites. Dounby is an excellent base for visiting the island and Kringla offered wonderful accommodation. It was very comfortable and well equiped. Th… More

Glad you enjoyed your break. I hope you can return soon to enjoy all that Orkney has to offer.

9 Dec 2013


"Excellent accomodation"

The owners of the property were very welcoming and even arranged to take my husband fishing. The property was very central for touring the island. Hotel and shop within easy walking distance. One … More

Wow! Thank you for placing Kringla as one of the best holiday homes you have stayed in. Absolutely delighted!

30 Oct 2013


"Perfect stay"

Kringla 3 is well-appointed, comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. It was the perfect location for our too-short visit to Orkney. There is so much to see and do within a short drive of Dounby a… More

4 Oct 2013


"Highly recommended for everyone who wants good quality self catering"

Kay the owner was very welcoming and the accommodation was even better than expected. Excellently equipped and warm. Great location in west mainland with food shop on door stop including a local butch… More

28 Sep 2013


"Great apartment!, Kay was great!"

My partner and i stayed in Kringla 3 apartment. It looked brand new and was spotlessly clean. We arrived from Shetland at 11pm and Kay was kind enough to greet us and show us around the flat even tho… More

10 Sep 2013


"Excellent appartment - owner very helpful"

Stayed in Kringla 3 (upstairs) with my wife and two children. Beautifully "new" looking and well equipped apartment with a good kitchen. Kay (owner) was extremely helpful both before arriv… More

11 Aug 2013


"A home from home"

We stayed in Kringla 3 and had a great holiday. The apartment has all you could ask for in a holiday let, and is spotless. A lovely welcome pack awaited us, and there is a great selection of informati… More

5 Aug 2013


"Fabulous newly furnished apartment.Very clean and comfotable. Home from home."

Kay looked after us from the moment we booked to ensure we found the apartments. Very comfortable and clean and brilliantly central to the neolithic sites.When the weather wasn't brilliant it was… More

Review 1-10 of 25

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