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Istán

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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.

43 Properties

43 properties found

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

995,000 €

Originally listed for 1.325.000 €, and recently reduced to 995.000 €, 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 as…

Ref No: 749487 Price: 995,000 € 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

995,000 €

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: 995,000 € 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 Istán, Málaga, Spain

875,000 €

Nice Villa for sale located a few minutes away from Puerto Banus. In perfect condition this 3 bedrooms villa has panoramic views to a lake, the surrounding mountains and the sea. Located in a gated and secure community with 24 hour security and only a few minutes to most amenities and services, this property is what you can call heaven on earth. The villa…

Ref No: 767079 Price: 875,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Istán Living Area: 264 m² Plot size: 1088 m² Terrace size: 200 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

Finca to be restored for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

790,000 €

Finca with separate guesthouse on a hilltop with fantastic views towards the sea, lake and mountains on the way to Istan, Marbella. Fabulous location, one of the best in the area, giving excellent possibilities and over 500 metres of constructed areas. This property has over 4 hectares of land, the main house on top with views south, west and north, a guesthouse…

Ref No: 762229 Price: 790,000 € Property type: Finca to be restored Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Istán Living Area: 330 m² Plot size: 40000 m² Terrace size: 207 ²
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