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We are delighted to be welcoming our guests back to Kringla Apartments.  It has been a difficult and long year for everyone and now it is time to book your holiday and have something to look forward to!  Orkney has an abundance of delights awaiting for you to discover.  Beautiful beaches, stunning shorelines, amazing wildlife, fabulous archaeological sites and friendly people. 

 

The photo of Primula Scotica was taken Sunday 25th April, slightly early flowering as they normally flower May and July each year.  As you can see they are a very tiny flower which is only found in a few places in the world.

 

The safety of our guests is of paramount importance to us so we have read and are following the Association of Scottish Self Caterers guidance on cleaning and looking after our guests.

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We are open!  Covid-19 has meant 2020 has been a surreal experience for us all, but with the easing of Lockdown, Orkney is starting to open up and welcome guests.  We have now read the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers cleaning protocols and will do our best to provide a safe environment for your holiday.   Any new bookings for the first few months will have a gap of 3 days to provide an extra layer of safety for you and for our staff.  Therefore we will not be doing Saturday only check ins.  Please phone or email before making a reservation so that we can arrange a mutually agreed date to allow for this 72 hour period.  We also ask that if you have any Covid-19* symptoms that you do not travel to Orkney.  If you develop symptoms while you are here the guidance says you must let us know and then travel back home as soon as possible to isolate. 

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What a fabulous few weeks we have had for the most amazing sunrises and sunsets!  On Monday 6th January the sunrise was 360 degrees!  The whole sky was on fire. Bright crimson, oranges, pinks, purples and blues........amazing.  You don't even have to get up early at this time of year to see the sunrise.  This photo was taken at 9.45am.  

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Bookings are coming in daily now for 2020 and we even have some for 2021!  So if you are planning a trip to Orkney this year it is time to get your accommodation booked.  Our lovely apartments are very convenient in the village of Dounby.  There is a well stocked Co-op with fuel, hotel, craft shop, chemist, butcher, jewellery manufacturer, hair dresser and post office all within a 2 minute walk of the apartments.  Dounby is within 10 minutes of lots of beaches and historic sites.

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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.