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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.

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8 properties found

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

3,200,000 €

PRICE REDUCED FROM 3.500.000€ TO 3.200.000€ FOR A QUICK SALELuxurious Andalusian style mansion on a 12,000 meter plot, located in the protected area of the Sierra Blanca nature reserve. The house has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, several recreation areas and even an observation tower. The villa is made in the original style and completely refurbished of the…

Ref No: CAV5416 Price: 3,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Istán Living Area: 895 m² Plot size: 12080 m² Terrace size: 35 ²

Hotel for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

1,900,000 €

Casa Rural el Balatín offers charming houses in Istán, on the outskirts of the Sierra de las Nieves natural park. This property is located in a picturesque and peaceful setting, next to the Verde River. Casa Rural el Balatin´s houses are made of stone and wood and open onto a garden. They have traditional décor and exposed beams. They have a solar energy…

Ref No: 782300 Price: 1,900,000 € Property type: Hotel Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Location: Istán Living Area: 400 m² Plot size: 15000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

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

725,000 €

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: 725,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 179 m² Plot size: 699 m² Terrace size: 75 ²

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

549,000 €

Villa, Unfurnished, Fitted Kitchen, Carport and Additional Parking, Pool: Private, Garden: Private, Facing: Southwest

Ref No: 785127 Price: 549,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Sierra Blanca Country Club Living Area: 168 m² Plot size: 800 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Semi-Detached for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

430,000 €

Charming semi-detached villa on two levels, with spectacular views of the lake, the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa, and the mountains. A wooden deck terrace made ingeniously in it´s garden stands out through privacy and panoramic views. Beside it there is a green area of 700 m2 that extends the garden itself and gives more privacy to the property. The…

Ref No: 764532 Price: 430,000 € Property type: Semi-Detached Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Istán Living Area: 150 m² Plot size: 709 m² Terrace size: 110 ²

Villa for sale in Istán, Málaga, Spain

419,950 €

Villa, Unfurnished, Fitted Kitchen, Parking: Community, No Pool, Garden: Private, Facing: Southwest

Ref No: 517156 Price: 419,950 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Istán Living Area: 75 m² Plot size: 518 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

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

410,000 €

Semi-detached villa on two levels, with spectacular views of the lake, the Mediterranean and mountains. Urbanization situated on the hills above Puerto Banus, only a 10-minute drive from Marbella, the port or the village Istan. The entrance is on the upper level which comprises: hall, open space living/office/dining room with a cosy gasfire and a fully fitted…

Ref No: 747128 Price: 410,000 € Property type: Townhouse Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Cerros del Lago Living Area: 150 m² Plot size: 700 m² Terrace size: 110 ²
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