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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.

41 Properties

41 properties found

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 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

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

950,000 €

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. This is the ideal property in the ideal location.

Ref No: 743890 Price: 950,000 € 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

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

799,000 €

Originally listed for €850,000, recently reduced to €799,000 for a quick sale.This is a spacious and well designed property taking in the most spectacular views of the sea from all levels, as the house has specially designed large picture windows, giving natural light throughout the house.Situated on 3 elevations, the property has been well planned and…

Ref No: 544796 Price: 799,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Istán Living Area: 185 m² Plot size: 475 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

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

775,000 €

Villa, Elevated, Furnished: Negotiable, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Carport, Pool: Private, Garden: Private, Facing: SouthwestViews: Coastal, Garden, Mountains, Panoramic, Pool, Sea, Surrounds.Features 24 hrs Security System, Air Conditioning Hot/Cold, Automatic Irrigation System, Built to High Standards, Charming Property, Conveniently Situated for Golf, Con…

Ref No: 670285 Price: 775,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 179 m² Plot size: 699 m² Terrace size: 75 ²
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