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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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Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,250,000 €

A most wonderful villa with splendid sea, mountain, lake and Gibraltar views located in the 24h gated Sierra Blanca Country Club, a true haven just 10 minutes from world-famous Puerto Banus. It occupies majestic south west facing grounds with its own heated swimming pool, surrounded by landscaped gardens and there is a gazebo with BBQ as well as various al…

Ref No: 760266 Price: 1,250,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Istán Living Area: 277 m² Plot size: 1294 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,200,000 €

RECENT REDUCTION FROM 1.400.000€ TO 1.200.000€!!!Beautiful well oriented Villa with sun all day, 100% privacy & tranquillity and panoramic views of the sea, lake and mountains.It is distributed in 3 floors as follows:Entrance: Hallway with interior balcony to the living room. 2 double bedrooms with bathroom en suite. Master bedroom with dressing room…

Ref No: 743205 Price: 1,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 252 m² Plot size: 1096 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,100,000 €

Originally listed for 1.325.000 €, and recently reduced to 1.100.000 €, beautifully presented family villa situated in a very sought after urbanization located only a 10 minute drive from the quaint whitewashed village of Istan. Occupying a prime plot elevated offering stunning open panoramic views of the lake of Istan, the Mediterranean Sea and as far…

Ref No: 749487 Price: 1,100,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Istán Living Area: 540 m² Plot size: 980 m² Terrace size: 60 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,100,000 €

Family villa situated in a popular village style urbanization at Cerros del Lago Istan, only 8km from Marbella. This quality home was built by the owner and enjoys absolutely superb panoramic views from its elevated position. The house is built over three floors . Entry via the high ceiling hallway to the open plan lounge and very large family kitchen with…

Ref No: 750800 Price: 1,100,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 545 m² Plot size: 1525 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Cerros del Lago, Istán, Málaga, Spain

850,000 €

Originally listed at 950,000 € now reduced to 850,000 € This fantastic 5 bedroom villa located in a private and secure urbanization in the stunning Istán has a lot to offer. This ideal family home with stunning views of the lake and surrounded by nature offers large living areas, private pool and a large terrace to enjoy the sunshine all day long. …

Ref No: 743890 Price: 850,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Cerros del Lago Living Area: 210 m² Plot size: 411 m² Terrace size: 50 ²

Finca for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

800,000 €

Beautiful finca close to Marbella, just a few minutes driving from Marbella or Puerto Banus, this finca is situated on the lakeshore of Istán Lake, enjoying a wonderful views over the lake, there is a house with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, fitted rustic kitchen, living room, dining room, covered terraces, exterior patio, fruit trees garden. The perfect…

Ref No: 300095 Price: 800,000 € Property type: Finca Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Istán Living Area: 260 m² Plot size: 14000 m² Terrace size: 50 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

800,000 €

This rustic style southwest facing villa is situated in a quiet location within 5 minutes drive to Puerto Banus or the centre of Marbella. The main features include a beautiful mature private garden with swimming pool, two separate cottages ideal for rentals, a private driveway which leads to the main house, air conditioning hot/ cold, fireplaces, fully fitted…

Ref No: 529014 Price: 800,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 506 m² Plot size: 2003 m² Terrace size: 138 ²
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