Kringla One is a warm, comfortable and tastefully decorated apartment. It sleeps 4 in comfort, with ample off road parking and free WiFi.

  • Two bedrooms – one double and one twin each with storage space and reading lamps
  • Memory foam mattresses
  • Shower room with walk in shower
  • Modern kitchen complete with dishwasher, microwave, pyrolytic oven, ceramic hob, fridge and freezer
  • Dining table and chairs for 4
  • Lounge area with a flat screen TV and comfortable seating arrangements
  • Electric central heating
  • Electricity included
  • All bed linen, towels and dish towels provided
  • Washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner
  • Drying area
  • Ample off road free parking
  • High chair, travel cot and buggy on request
  • Weekly cleaning service
  • Disabled access/ramp
  • Sound proofed
  • Double glazed
  • Highly insulated
  • Non smoking
  • Do you have a pet allergy? No animals allowed.

If an apartment is not what you are really looking for, we also have a holiday caravan on the family farm, three miles from Dounby.

Energy Performance Certificate: Band D

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Our weekly tarriffs:

January to March £420
April and October  £420
May to June  £434
July to August  £504
September  £420
November and December  £420

Please note that arrival day is on a Saturday during the peak season, but we try to be as flexible as possible and if you require a different arrival day please phone +44 (0)1856 841 803 or email us to discuss requirements.

Please view our full Terms & Conditions.

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Guest Comments

  • Had a lovely stay in the apartment, clean modern and comfortable.  Very lucky with the weather and had a great time.

    Rachael & George Park, Coatbridge.  19th October 2020

    Had a lovely stay in the apartment, clean modern and comfortable

  • The best sleep I have had in years!  The apartment is beautiful and has the home feel, good location for visiting all the sites.  We have loved every minute of our stay and sad to leave!  Thank you Kay!

    Marie, Stuart, Scott & Fraser.  10th October 2020

    The best sleep I have had in years!

  • Kringla was recommended by my friend who stayed here in 2016.  It's excellent!  Spacious, warm, comfy and well located.  A lovely base for our first amazing visit to Orkney!  Thannk you.  Hope to come back soon to explore more of those beautiful islands.

    Allison Tipper, Somerset and Romy Garrett, Devon.  June 2019

    Recommended by a friend.

  • We were very lucky to get a late booking in Kringla 1.  The weather was atrocious! but undaunted we have seen much and had a great time.  Dounby is a great location, good shops.  Kringla 1 has been very comfortable and warm.  We hope to return.

    Christine and Richard Reading, Norwich.  July 2019

    Late booking.

  • Terrific Cottage with absolutely everything we needed!  First visit to Orkney, and we’ll have to come back... I reckon we’ve found the perfect accommodation.

    Robert and Mary, Clydebank

  • First visit to Orkney and certainly chose the best place to stay!  Kringla 1 apartment fantastic and it is certainly a home from home – warm, clean and comfortable.  Look forward to returning!

    Jill Lomer, Peterborough

  • Had a lovely restful week – loved the beaches, the archaeology and the rock pooling in Birsay.  Fantastic comfortable home, more than we could have wished for!


    The Benton Family

  • It has been a pleasure to stay in Kringla - the best appointed and thought through place of its kind ever!  And Dounby is a brilliant place from which to visit (in our case) Stromness and the Pier Art Gallery, the Broch of Gurness, the cairns, brochs and knowes and of course, our favourite for a long time, the Ring of Brodgar (this year against a background of mysterious cloud).  The Dounby butcher lived up to its reputation and the Co-op was both useful and friendly. Thank you Kay!  Please tell Alastair his eggs were delicious! Yum!

    Caro and Michael, London (been to Orkney 17 times!)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, Aberdeen

  • What a perfect place to begin an Orkney Adventure, well thought out accommodation; everything has been thought of, even an extra buggy thrown in! Much appreciated goodies on arrival give a lovely touch.  Especially enjoyed Skara Brae, Scapa Flow and the standing stones.  Look forward to returning to see more of what Orkney has to offer.

    Graeme, Jenna, Logan and Lachlan, Inverness

  • Extremely well appointed accommodation – has everything. An excellent location to see the wonders of Orkney.  Even the weather was wonderful.

    Linda and Terry, Wirral

  • Kringla is one of the best appointed self-catering apartments we have stayed in.  Thank you for the lovely holiday and hope to return in the near future.

    Wendy and Paul, Elgin

  • Beautifully appointed apartment. Thank you Kay for being such a warm helpful host!

    Jenny Fennell, Bristol

  • The family Giordano from Switzerland really enjoyed its time here.  We would have loved a few more days in this wonderful place. The cliffs, Skara Brae, the sea......

    19th October 2013

  • Had a wonderful stay at Kringla. Cosy, comfortable with all the facilities.  Felt like a home away from home.

    Chaudhuri family, Cheshire

  • We have had a fantastic 9 days in Orkney, have seen and done so much.  Dounby is an excellent centre for exploring the West and East Mainland, so handy with the “open-all-hours” Co-op nearly opposite Kringla!  Thank you Kay for your warm welcome and daily bulletins and this lovely and very well equipped apartment.  We would be very happy to stay here again.  We shall have many fond memories of Orkney, beautiful scenery and wild life, even puffins!

    Sue, Pete and Alice, Stamford.

  • Our second visit to the Orkney Islands and again we had a great time.  The house is perfect, cosy, warm and the beds are excellent.  See you in a couple of years.

    Jose, Peter and Sarah, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Well this place was a gem of a find!  Such a well-appointed, clean, modern and lovely place- we wanted for nothing more.  Thanks so much for making our stay so brilliant, to match the brilliant weather on an amazing island full of history that blew our minds.

    Steve, Esther, Hamish, Calley, Ngaive and Richard, Pukekohe, New Zealand

    Newbigging Orkney Self Catering

    A tasteful cottage located in peaceful farmland with spectacular views. Only 3 miles from local amenities and many of the historical sites are within a 15 minute drive.