Kringla Apartments are owned and operated by Orcadians, Dave and Kay Morgan, who warmly welcome visitors and share their love of Orkney. We pride ourselves in giving our visitors the best, most comfortable experience we can and aim for a high standard. We have been in the self-catering business for over 25 years and thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and making new friends along the way. Orcadians are renowned for their hospitality and you will quickly find yourselves part of this friendly community.
Farming is our main business. We have cattle and sheep at Bryameadow Farm, just 3 miles from Kringla Apartments, therefore allowing us to be nearby if you have any problems. We have a wind turbine on the farmland to offset our energy usage on the farm and at Kringla, which is all electric.
Kay’s family have farmed in Orkney for many generations. In fact her family tree can be traced as far back as records allow, and she is 100% Orcadian! Kay worked in the travel business, and has travelled the world, giving her an in depth understanding of what visitors are looking for when choosing accommodation. Her deep held goal is to provide quality accommodation at an affordable price. You will find a warm welcome, and a genuine interest in helping make your holiday a memorable experience. She will help plan itineraries, find a sheltered beach, or advise on the best places to walk. If she does not know the answer herself she knows who to ask!
Dave is a keen trout fisherman, and is always happy to give advice and share his local knowledge. 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 fishing in the local area. Dave can provide information on shooting the geese, which are proving to be a problem on Orkney farms.
Dave and Kay have brought up their family of three at the farm. Their two older children have now flown the nest, but their youngest son is still at school and rears chickens for laying the best eggs you will ever taste!
Kringla, in old Norse, means ring or circle, and is often applied as place name to anything circular in shape. According to Gregor Lamb’s ‘Orkney Wordbook’ it also means to cuddle up; as in a Mother and her child. We chose this name for our newly converted doctor’s surgery because Kringla was the name of a deep hole in the meadows at Swannay, Birsay, where Dave grew up. He still farms land in the area. We hope that your stay at Kringla will be cosy and relaxing, just as the Norse name implies.