Village House In National Park With Spectacular Views Of Mountains, Lake And Cork Oaks
Great Tapas And Restaurants In The Village, Yet Only 10 Miles From Marbella
Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)
Istán is one of the Pueblos Blancos (white villages) of Andalucia on the edge of the National Park of the Sierra de las Nieves. The Rio Verde runs through the Park which is magnificent walking country, with wild flowers, birds, natural springs and native woodland set in a southern Spanish mountain climate. It is reached by a 10 mile drive on mountain road from Marbella. It is a well cared for and beautiful village of 1500 people. There are two small supermarkets, a bank, three or four restaurants and several bars, most of which serve tapas. There is a market at the weekend, and fresh fish is brought from the coast most days. The village has a new public swimming pool, with landscaped gardens, open during the summer months. Various local festivals, both cultural and religious, are held throughout the year, such as the Easter processions, and others honouring Istán's saint.
Bedroom with a double bed
Tiled bathroom with toilet, shower, basin and bidet
This is a kitchenette that has a 2-burner hob and a fridge with small internal freezer. Fully equipped with glasses, cutlery and crockery etc.
Other equipment includes iron and ironing board, hairdryer.
A washing machine is available for guest use in the downstairs storeroom.
This is a lounge / diner / kitchenette. There are two bamboo armchairs, a 2-seater sofa, coffee tables and a radio/cd player. The sofa can be converted to a single bed. There is no TV. A wood burning stove is available for chilly evenings.
Towels and linen are all supplied and there is a hamper containing spare linen if it should be required. Property is cleaned and linen changed weekly.
Fridge, Hob/Stove, Iron, Washing Machine.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|22 March 2013 - 26 April 2013||£ 150.00||4|
|26 April 2013 - 28 June 2013||£ 180.00||7|
|28 June 2013 - 30 August 2013||£ 200.00||7|
|30 August 2013 - 27 September 2013||£ 180.00||7|
|27 September 2013 - 1 November 2013||£ 150.00||4|
Notes on prices
Prices quoted are for two people; a third person can be accommodated for an additional £50 / £75 (high season) per week. House is unavailable in part of the winter. Cancellation terms: Balance will be returned if cancellation is more than 6 weeks before the start of your holiday Balance/partial balance returned after this if property can be relet Payment can be accepted by cheque or bank transfer. We try and keep our price competitive, so I'm sorry but we don't accept card payments
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House in Istán, inland from Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
About the area
Istán is a mountain village; the house would not be suitable for people with mobility problems. Open plan stairs would not be suitable for toddlers or very young children.
There is a good size private roof terrace with outside tables and chairs. A barbecue suitable for use with charcoal is supplied. The view from this terrace is stunning; many of our visitors tell us that they spend a great deal of their holiday here!
10 miles drive on a good road to reach the coast and the beaches of Marbella or San Pedro.
Large choice of golf courses on the coast around Marbella, within easy reach.
How to get there
Malaga and Gibraltar airports are the same distance from Istán (45 miles) and car hire is easy to arrange. Anyone wishing to sightsee and travel to the coast daily should consider car hire; parking is easy in the village. For the budget traveller who is not in a hurry there is good public transport. Buses leave regularly (once or twice an hour) from Málaga to Marbella, and there are three buses a day between Marbella and Istán.
All the ameneties of a busy village are available on your doorstep in Istán; the village itself has a Moorish tower and archway, waymarked walks and viewpoints and some historic tiled fountains including the famous 'Chorro', as well as a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. The protected Pinsapo Pine grows on these mountains. Tours of Andalucia's 'white' villages, of which Istán is one, are recommended. Marbella and the coast can be reached with a 10 mile drive down a well-made mountain road.
The village has a large pool with great views! The pool is very high quality, with showers and changing rooms. There is a bar with food. Opens for summer months only from 12 noon until 8pm.
In the village, there are two banks with cash machines, two supermarkets, two bakers and a variety of bars, restaurants and other shops. There is a Medical centre and chemist.
25% deposit required to reserve a property; the balance is due six weeks before your holiday.
A postal address must be supplied to book this property.
'The villagers are very friendly and we happened to be there at the time of their Saint's festival - magical!'
'Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful, peaceful place. The air is incredible, the tapas divine - and my husband spotted a Golden Eagle!'
'We didn't move off the roof terrace all week!'
About the Owner
I've lived in the centre of Bath for over 30 years in our old stone house on the river. Graham and I converted the old kitchens about 20 years ago to make a spacious apartment to let for holidays for a variety of visitors around the world.
Our small holiday house in a 'white' mountain village in Andalucia offers a quite different experience. We love both!
Year property purchased: 1998
Why this location?
The mountains of Andalucia are stunning and the traditional 'white' villages such as Istán give you a taste of how life used to be, not really so long ago in this part of Spain.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref S18766
Graham & Judith Wilson
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 01225337968
Languages spoken: English.
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