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The territory of Istan is framed by the Sierra de las Nieves range and part of it is even included in the area that has been designated a biosphere reserve. Little more need be said to describe the ecological value of this area that is, moreover, overlooked by the Sierra Real range (1,331 metres) in the north, whose scenery competes with that of the La Zarina (1,141 metres) and Lastonar (1,260 metres) hills very near the coast.

The River Verde valley opens a path through these heights. Before reaching the La Concepcion reservoir it flows through such exceptionally attractive landscape as Dehesa de Bornoque, where cork oaks mix with gall oaks and even some Spanish firs, which shows how widely distributed this last species is in the Sierra de las Nieves. Closer to the village the valley takes in terraced lands where fruit trees and vegetables grow.

The River Verde valley opens a path through these heights. Before reaching the La Concepción reservoir, it flows through the exceptionally attractive landscape of Dehesa de Bornoque, where cork oaks mix with gall oaks and even some Spanish firs, showing how widely distributed this last species is in the Sierra de las Nieves. Closer to the village the valley takes in terraced lands where fruit trees and vegetables grow.

The area’s first settlers were Muslims who, in the time of Omar Ben Hafsun, occupied the Arboto fort that was located in a place known as Plaza de Armas. The actual foundation of Istán, however, was in the mid-fifteenth century when the Christian troops under the command of Saavedra Urdiales prepared an attack on the Arboto fortress in 1448. After a battle on the banks of the River Verde, the defeated Arabs fled to the present site of Istán, whose name apparently means “the highest place”. Here they built a new fortress of which some ruins still remain, and the village’s first houses sprang up next to this bastion.

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When the Moorish rebellion erupted in 1568, Istán did not hesitate to take a very active part in it, since the lord of the village was the person who was in charge of fermenting the rebellion not only in the coastal zone but also in the Ronda highlands. Realising the gravity of the situation, Felipe II dispatched Luis Ponce de Leon, who finally put an end to the uprising. With the outbreak squashed and the Moors driven out, Istán was repopulated with Christians, many of whom came from Murcia and spoke the “Panocho” dialect, and this term was applied as a nickname to the residents of Istán.

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39 properties found

Detached Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,275,000 €

Detached Villa, Furnished, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Garage, Pool: Private, Garden: Private, Facing: South

Ref No: 735044 Price: 1,275,000 € Property type: Detached Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 252 m² Plot size: 1096 m² Terrace size: 120 ²

Villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

Luxurious southwest facing villa located in Istan, Marbella. This beautiful 4 bedroom villa is located in a gated complex within 10 minutes drive from Puerto Banus and Marbella, offering panoramic coastal, sea, lake and mountain views. The main features include private garden with swimming pool, air conditioning hot/ cold, marble floors, fully fitted kitchen,…

Ref No: 722177 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 303 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 96 ²

Villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

Cosy quality villa with spectacular views to the Mediterrenean and the lake of Istan. Quiet, private and southwest facing.Living room with fireplace, dining room, fully fitted kitchen and one bedroom with bathroom on the ground floor. Direct access to the lush garden and private pool. The first floor offers the master bedroom suite and 2 guest bedroom suites.…

Ref No: 723916 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 207 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 96 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

High quality villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, a prime 24h gated community 10 minutes from Puerto Banus, with envious panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. Enjoying an elevated south west facing position and surrounded by peace and tranquillity, this exclusive home comprises of a grand living room with fireplace, dining room,…

Ref No: 724005 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 207 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 96 ²

Villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

Cosy quality villa with spectacular views to the Mediterrenean and the lake of Istan. Quiet, private and southwest facing.Living room with fireplace, dining room, fully fitted kitchen and one bedroom with bathroom on the ground floor. Direct access to the lush garden and private pool. The first floor offers the master bedroom suite and 2 guest bedroom suites.…

Ref No: 724011 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 207 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 96 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

High quality villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, a prime 24h gated community 10 minutes from Puerto Banus, with envious panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. Enjoying an elevated south west facing position and surrounded by peace and tranquillity, this exclusive home comprises of a grand living room with fireplace, dining room,…

Ref No: 751838 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 207 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 96 ²

Villa for sale in Sierra Blanca Country Club, Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

Stunning Mediterranean style villa located in the Sierra Blanca Country Club. Southwest to west facing with spectacular views to the Mediterrenean and the lake of Istan. Quiet and private and just 10 minutes from the beach and Puerto Banus. Also operated as a Bed & Breakfast with a proven trackrecord and stable income. Offering 4 double bedrooms, an open…

Ref No: 752737 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 207 m² Plot size: 1050 m² Terrace size: 96 ²
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