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1 Kringla Apartments, Orkney

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
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 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 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 2...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 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 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 More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets allowed in Kringla 2 only by prior arrangement. House rules apply.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Kay M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
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Reviews (89)
Trek06361805703
Trek06361805703
1 contribution
These apartments are very well situated for most of the places of interest on the main island of Orkney (with Kirkwall only being about 15 mins away), and the apartments are extremely comfortable and well-kitted out. Thoroughly recommended!
Visited July 2019
Written November 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susan S
Susan S
2 contributions
A well-located holiday apartment that has all that you need for an really enjoyable stay. It is very well-positioned for the pre-historic sites in particular.
Visited September 2019
Written October 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
I am happy that you enjoyed the location of Kringla apartments. It is also convenient as only a 2 minute walk to shops and hotel.
Written October 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny A
Jenny A
11 contributions
This ground floor apartment is very well presented. It’s modern and spotless. Very comfortable and plenty of parking. Extras like washing machine, dryer and clothes line. Close to all the Neolithic sites on Mainland as well as Stromness. Lovely coastal walks and fine beaches only a short distance. Minutes from a co-op, petrol station and lovely butchers selling local bread, cheeses, fish and tomatoes as well as meat. Gifts on arrival of eggs, fudge and oatcakes were a nice touch. The maps and tourist brochures were really helpful. Lots of books and games in case the weather is wet. Would definitely go back. Can’t imagine a nicer or more convenient place to stay.
Visited July 2018
Written July 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted that you have enjoyed our islands and the convenience of Kringla for all the local amenities. Would love to welcome you back.
Written August 2, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NigelPaice
NigelPaice
Romsey, United Kingdom2 contributions
The apartments were in an ideal location, being central to the primary sites we wished to visit. The weather was so good that we weren't in our apartment for long periods, spending time outdoors from early morning to late evening. On the few occasions we were inside, I was impressed with the amount of literature available to read concerning Orkney and I liked the personal touch of receiving a bulletin detailing events, tide times and weather forecast every morning. I definitely recommend Kringla as a base for any Orkney holiday.
Visited May 2018
Written June 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
Thank you for the great review!
Written June 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MFraser51
MFraser51
Huby, United Kingdom7 contributions
Lovely apartment with everything you could need including fresh free range eggs from Kay’s farm and other Orkney treats - thank you Kay. Apartment is clean and bright getting the sun at the back in the morning and the front in the evening. Kay sent us the daily Bulletin from Visit Scotland to let us know each day what was on over the islands. Great central location to visit all the Historic sites all over the island. The village also benefits from a well stocked Coop, lovely Orkney gift shop selling locally made items, a jeweller and a hotel doing good meals. Would thoroughly recommend.
Visited May 2018
Written May 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
Thank you for the great review! I hope to welcome you back again.
Written May 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wilksjr
wilksjr
York, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had an excellent holiday based at the Kinglassie apartment. Accommodation was superb, no faults at all. Little touches added that extra enjoymentioned. Will definitely stay again. Kay was extremely nice. Would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone. Thanks Kay.
Visited September 2017
Written September 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
We would love to welcome you back!
Written September 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rabcee
rabcee
7 contributions
Stayed for a week in Kringla cottage 1. It was ideally located, within easy drives of everywhere we wanted to go. Kay was very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself was extremely well equipped, with a comfortable bed (we don't always sleep well away from home), kitchen with everything anyone could need, and a handy washing machine! Noticed a complaint about the T.V. from another reviewer. I can't comment; you don't go to Orkney in the summer to watch T.V.! Weather was a bit mixed, and I hadn't realised what an advantage that was - on the morning we left, the wind had dropped and the hungriest midges I've ever met had a good chew on me while I was packing the car. A great place to stay, and a week is too short. We've already booked for next year. Two weeks this time.
Visited August 2017
Written September 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
Looking forward to welcoming you back next year!
Written September 20, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MargaretEllen1950
MargaretEllen1950
Houston, TX245 contributions
Apartment is extremely well located to visit the island sites. The kitchen is well arranged and stocked with all you need; it is amazing how much there is and it is very attractively designed. Could do with a new TV; the current one doesn't catch the online guide well and the remote control is so old you can't read many of the buttons. It is clean and the living room seating is comfortable.So thrilled to have a washing machine and a dryer in separate devices. I found the large bed to be very hard and uncomfortable but this is a frequent issue for me and the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5. You will like it here and Kay was very friendly and obliging.
Visited July 2017
Written August 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great that you found Kringla to be so convenient for sight seeing. I am sorry you did not find the bed comfortable. Many of my guests have commented on getting a very good sleep at Kringla. Everybody has different requirements when it comes to mattresses. I hope you had a safe trip back to Houston.
Written August 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

suquie
suquie
64 contributions
We booked a ground floor apartment, two bedrooms, a kitchen/living and bathroom. spacious accommodation and very well equipped. We phoned Kay (as advised) when we were going through Stromness and she met us at the apartment. She was very friendly and extremely helpful as we had loads of questions - where do we go to see puffins, sealions, etc. We did manage to see a puffin eventually. The apartment was at Dounby which is in the middle of the main island of The Orkneys which I thought was a good position. I would definitely recommend this apartment and if I visit the Orkneys again I will try and book it again.
Visited June 2017
Written June 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the apartment so conveniently appointed. We hope to welcome you back soon.
Written June 15, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paradise713863
Paradise713863
Well sighted modern apartment with everything we could ask for. Nicely situated for visits throughout the mainland, and Dounby had good local shops and pub. Kay was lovely even though we arrived a bit late, and we didn't need to contact her orherwise
Visited May 2017
Written June 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kringla
Kringla
Thank you. I hope to welcome you back to Kringla in the future.
Written June 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Central Heating
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Dryer
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Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
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Parking
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Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
A car is recommended but bicycles would also be acceptable as Dounby is central to the West Mainland and many of the sites.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1 Kringla Apartments, Orkney

1 Kringla Apartments, Orkney is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

1 Kringla Apartments, Orkney has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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