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Kringla Apartments, Orkney

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 36 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 36

15 Jul 2014


"Fantastic Apartment - Great Location"

We stayed in Kringla 3 - and could not fault it.The apartment was very well and comfortably furnished - with mod cons such as dishwasher and washing machine also provided.The location was great - not … More

You certainly had a full active week with all your activities. Diving, shortest flight in the world, Skara Brae, Ness of Brodgar and all the archaeological sites. Delighted you enjoyed it all and found Kringla lived up to your expectations.

8 Jul 2014


"Kringla 3"

Die Wohnung ist sehr gut eingerichtet und vollständig ausgestattet. Alles ist sehr sauber und gepflegt. WLAN ist ebenfalls vorhanden.Kai , die Vermieterin ist sehr hilfsbereit. Insgesamt sehr empfehl… More

Danke. We hope you will return to our beautiful islands soon.

6 Jul 2014


"Excellent base for exploring Orkney"

The apartment is one of three, adapted from a house in Dounby, which is a small village in central Orkney mainland. We found it an excellent location - rural and quiet, yet a very short walk from shops and restaurants, whilst only 20 minutes from all the main centres, e.g. Kirkwall, Stromness. From here we easily accessed the whole of the island and its charms - there is much to explore, both history and contemporary. The local people are remarkably friendly and welcoming, none more so than Kay, the owner of the property, who ensued we had everything we needed for comfort. The apartment has extras that we normally expect to pay for, such as wi-fi, laundry facilities, included in the cost. It is warm and cosy. The beds (one double, one twin) comfortable and all the rooms spacious and well-equipped. It was quite newly decorated when we stayed. We had a very good stay and would recommend this property, the village, and Orkney.

So glad you found the location ideal for exploring Orkney and that you enjoyed Kringla. Many thanks.

28 Jun 2014



stayed for 17 nights , spotlessly clean and very well equipped , booked again for next year for 17 nights . says it all , kay can`t do enough for you ..… More

Thank you. See you next year!

23 Jun 2014


"Lovely apartment, great location"

Kringla 3 is a lovely apartment, well furnished and equipped and good value. We stayed as a group with 2 couples and there was plenty of room for us all. The apartments are well situated in Dounby, very close to a co-op and the attractions on the west side of the Island

I appreciate you taking the time to write a reveiw. Thank you.

9 Jun 2014


"A perfect apartment centrally placed in the west of Orkney"

Dounby is a small, quiet town in the middle of the western part of Orkney mainland, The roads are fairly quiet during the day and very quiet at night. The apartment is one of three in a large proper… More

Thank you for your review.

4 Jun 2014


"No problems"

Each time we come to Orkney we stay a bit longer- this time for 4 weeks, difficult for self- catering accommodation.
Luckily Tripadvisor suggested Krinla and it hasn't disappointed.
I'm a little wary about all 5 star reviews and usually find a tiny downside; this time I can't!
The appartment is like a new furnished flat and the location convenient for touring Orkney. The Co-op, post office and butcher are above average and 1 minute away.
Finally I can't avoid Kay's blushes to say she and Dave work tirelessly to make sure all runs smoothly.

There is so much to see and do in Orkney I think 4 weeks is a great idea! So many of our guests say that they wish they had stayed longer. Well done!

3 Jun 2014


"sehr schön, gut ausgestattet, engagierte Vermieter, gut gelegen"

Die Wohnung 2 Kringla ist frisch und sehr gut renoviert und sehr wohnlich eingerichtet. Sehr angenehme Athmosphäre. Nachts sehr ruhig. In der Westhälfte von Mainland gelegen, damit viele Ziele leich… More

Danke für Ihre freundlichen Rede. Erfreut sie ihren Aufenthalt im Kringla genossen.

13 May 2014


"You will not get better"

We walked into the Kringla 3 luxury apartment and thought straight away that it had just been built! Sheer quality and soo clean. Only problem was we couldn't stay any longer! Kay the hos… More

Thank you for your kind words. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back.

4 May 2014


"Ferienwohnung zum wohlfühlen"

Für unsere Reise auf die Orkneys haben wir die Ferienwohnung Kringla 1 gemietet. Zur späten Stunde hat uns die Besitzerin Kay im Apartment mit einem Willkommensgeschenk passend zu unseren Flitterwoc… More

It was a pleasure to welcome you, our second Honeymoon Couple to Kringla! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best Wishes for a lifetime of happiness.

Review 1-10 of 36

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