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Self catering accomodation in Orkney. Kringla consists of three newly renovated apartments in the small village of Dounby, central to the main visitor attractions.


Kringla Apartments

What our guests say.....

"Kay gives a wonderful welcome and introduction to Orkney. The weather was lovely, breezy, bright and very light! The sites – natural, historical and archaeological are all brilliant, and guides/hosts friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a ferry to Hoy and the Scapa Flow Museum and local farm museum as well at Skara Brae and Maes Howe. The accommodation is high quality, tastefully decorated and well equipped (esp. good beds!) An interesting, restful and enjoyable holiday. Thank you. " Janet, Andrew and David Crews, Lichfield, Staffs 6th-12th July 2013.

"…Thoroughly enjoyed our week in Orkney. We slept very well in the comfortable beds. The apartment was very clean, well equipped and cosy. Our dog loved running about in the Dounby show field and on the beautiful beaches. There is so much to see and do here. Kay was friendly and helpful. " Martin, Kay, Netta and Sid(the dog). Dumfries. 13th – 20th July 2013.

"Kringla is one of the best appointed apartments we have stayed in. " Wendy and Paul, Elgin 27th Aug 2013.

"…..very modern, warm and comfortable. Just perfect for our needs and we would highly recommend Kringla. " Zoe and Davie, Thurso, Caithness 15th Sep 2013.

"Kringla is well placed as a touring base. We will be back. " Kenny and Valerie, Lybster, Caithness 15th Sep 2013.

"My first visit to Orkney and I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I found that one week is not nearly long enough. The apartment is first class and the supply of helpful guides etc was much appreciated. " Ron, Midlothian 5th July 2013.

"So much to see and so little time. We had a wonderful time exploring and all of us are keen to return. The apartment is lovely and well located for many of the prehistoric sites. The local shops are friendly……..the birdlife and flora are exquisite. Thank you for a very comfortable stay and all the attention to detail that made our visit even better. " Debenham family, Cambridgeshire 28th July 2013.

"….your apartment is just what we needed: very clean, centrally located and with extremely comfy beds. We all slept amazingly well. We will certainly be back …..I will recommend your apartments to family and friends. " Trache family, Doha, Qatar 16th Aug 2013.

"It was amazing!!! We had a splendid time….Coming from a very fast paced frantic life it was bliss to come to this peaceful place and rejuvenate and recover and also learn more history. The girls loved every bit of it…. Not forgetting Kringla 3, it’s home away from home (excellent décor and greatly furnished). " Adetifa family, Hertfordshire 25th August 2013.

"Kringla 3 fulfilled all our expectations – very comfortable, tasteful and welcoming. We felt at home and were sad to leave. Highly recommended as a centre for the Orkney experience. " John and Catherine, Linlithgow 21 Sept 2013.

"Our first time visiting Orkney and your beautiful apartment has made it a memorable one! Dounby is so central to all the historic landmarks and the locals are welcoming and helpful. We have enjoyed our stay so much that we are keen to return to your lovely apartment next year too :-) What a special place and seeing the puffins up close and personal was the pinnacle of our visit - Brough of Birsay is the place to go. Thank you so much to Kay and the recommendations of sites to see and places to eat were outstanding. FIVE STAR RATING!!! " Lorraine & Colin Baird and Margaret & Derrick Kokot, 21st-27th June 2013.

"From the history of Skara Brae, Broch of Gurness and Maeshowe to the wonderful walking to the Old Man of Hoy and Marwick Head to Brough of Birsay to the birds of Westray, we have had the most wonderful week. Thank you Kay for such comfortable and extremely well appointed accommodation with the all important cafetiere!) I hope it will not be too long until we return." Karen and Mike Ritchie. 25 May – 1 June 2013.

"Spent a pleasant time here in Orkney. The apartment is first class and all our needs catered for. Thank you. It’s an ideal centre equidistant to all the many visitor attractions." I Gibson and M Johnston 27th May – 2nd June 2013.

"We were delighted to find a pretty, modern, very well appointed apartment from which to enjoy our Orkney ‘adventure’. Kay’s welcome was warm and informative. The welcome pack a very nice touch with beautiful eggs from their farm. Happy to recommend Kringla as a great place to stay!" Sylvia and Colin Grove 11-17 May 2013.

"Nous avons passé d'agréables vacances même a le temps n'a pas été toujours très clément. L'accueil et la gentillesse de Kay et le confort de l'appartement, nous ont permis de passer une excellente semaine. Merci encore à Kay pour toutes ses attentions. Nous recommanderons Kringla a nos amis français." Emilie et Florent 27 April 2013.

Please do not hesitate to telephone us on 01856 841 803, or e-mail us at enquiries@kringla.co.uk if you need any further information.

The Morgan Family.