THE birthplace of one of East Lothian’s most famous female golfers is available to buy.

Just a pitch from the town’s West Links, St Helens at 1 West End Place, North Berwick, was the first home of local golfing legend Jean Donald, a star golfer in the 1940s and 1950s.

It is now on the market with Gilson Gray for offers over £840,000.

The detached, seven-bedroom property is set over three floors and offers views out to the sea, the harbour and Craigleith and the Bass Rock.

Gail Walshe, property manager at Gilson Gray, said: “It is rare for a property like St Helens to come onto the market.

“There is a variety of living spaces in the house and plenty of potential for the buyer to put their own stamp on the property. However, the real draw – besides the house’s prime location – is its heritage.

“Jean Donald is a golfing legend in this part of the country, so by purchasing St Helens you would be buying a slice of local history.”

Born in 1921 at the Victorian property, Jean was selected several times to play in the Curtis Cup for the British and Northern Ireland team.

During her life, Jean won a string of accolades including the Ladies French Open Championship in 1947 and the Sunningdale Open Foursomes four times, twice with partner Peter Alliss. She also won the Scottish Ladies Championship in 1947, 1949 and 1952.

She even caused controversy by daring to wear trousers in the 1948 Scottish Amateur Championship.

Jean died in 1984, at the age of 63.