Lady Mary Peters celebrates with retirees in North Walsham

Olympic Golden Girl turned national treasure, Lady Mary Peters was joined by local retirees last week for the grand opening of McCarthy & Stone’s North Walsham development, Louis Arthur.

Lady Mary Peters, best known for winning a gold medal in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics, visited the Retirement Living development on New Road to share stories of her successful athletics career and the opportunities she has had the pleasure of being involved in.

Lady Mary Peters, now 80 years old, commented: “It was a pleasure to visit Louis Arthur Court and give a talk on the Olympics and my athletics career. The development provides an excellent solution for all those looking to enjoy an independent and active lifestyle in retirement, and I enjoyed meeting and chatting to homeowners. It’s clear everyone values the quality of life afforded by their surroundings and the freedom of having a range of services on their doorstep.”

Samantha Watkins, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy & Stone, commented: “We are delighted so many North Walsham retirees and their families joined us for the grand opening of Louis Arthur Court and we are very grateful to Lady Mary Peters for making it a day to remember!

“As well as having the opportunity to meet Lady Mary and to hear about her wonderful career, visitors were able to take a closer look at Louis Arthur Court and to find out more about the quality of life on offer at a McCarthy & Stone development.”

Comprising a selection of one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments, exclusively for people aged 60 and over, Louis Arthur Court offers retirees the opportunity to maintain an independent lifestyle.

The development features a club lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, landscaped gardens maintained by McCarthy & Stone’s expert team, and a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or family to stay. Additional benefits include an experienced House Manager who oversees the day to day running of Louis Arthur Court and 24-hour emergency call systems for added peace-of-mind.

Located just a short walk from the town’s High Street, Louis Arthur Court is ideally situated for easy access to North Walsham’s amenities, including a variety of shops and a large supermarket. There are also excellent public transport links to Norwich and the coastal town of Cromer.

Prices at Louis Arthur Court currently start from just £167,950 for a one bedroom apartment and £219,950 for a two-bedroom apartment.

To register your interest in a Retirement Living apartment at McCarthy & Stone’s Louis Arthur Court development, please call 0800 310 0384 or visit