Address and contact details

Lovel House
Wains Road
YO24 2UH

Telephone: 01904 552624/01904 552298.


Local amenities

Lovel House is situated in the heart of Dringhouses and looks out onto Acorn Rugby and Sports club.

There are local shops close by including a post office as well as York and District indoor bowls club, which is situated on Thanet Road.

Energise Gym is 10 minutes away and you can enjoy a nice leisurely swim or make use of the gym area with the latest equipment. You can book classes from high intensity to Zumba Gold, a dance exercise aimed at the over 50s, which is good fun and enjoyable.

West Thorpe Methodist church is just five minutes away.

The local GP surgery is Woodthorpe and Dringhouses Surgery, on Moorcroft Road.

The scheme is close to direct bus routes to Acomb and to York, with buses running every 10 minutes.

For up-to-date information about local bus routes see the iTravel York website.


There are 25 one and two bedroom flats.

Each has a well-equipped kitchen, a good-sized lounge with fitted gas fire and surround, a double bedroom, bathroom and toilet combined with either a bath or walk in shower (in some cases both).

Each property has its own walk in storage cupboard. The two bedroom properties have an additional single bedroom.

All properties have a telephone point, television socket and central heating.

Each block of flats has a stair-lift to access the first floor.

There are attractive garden areas, which tenants are encouraged to use.

Each property and the common room are fitted with a fire detector.

All flats are connected to the community alarm system.

  • Pleasant well furnished common room - where tenants meet for a coffee, bingo, cards and all social activities
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Well-equipped laundry facilities - this is included in your rent and is available to use throughout the day
  • A hairdresser calls one day per week to visit tenants in their own homes, by appointment
  • There are some parking spaces available for tenants

A range of social activities take place in the communal lounge area, and we encourage tenants to set up new activities and groups according to your interests. Please contact the Housing Management Officer if you want to find out what is going on at the moment.

Tenant meetings

Tenants' meetings are held every two months so tenants can share ideas and thoughts on how to help make sure Lovel House suits the needs of everyone.