Keeping Faith season 2 location: Secrets from inside Faith Howells’ house revealed

Keeping Faith will pick up 18 months after Faith (played by Eve Myles) discovered her husband Evan Howells (Bradley Freegard) was still alive after the entirety of the first season saw the mother-of-three believe her partner was dead.

The second season of the BBC drama will surely answer the questions fans of the show have been pining for after they only got glimpse of Evan’s return at the end of the first season, just as Faith was about to kiss criminal Steve Baldini (Mark Lewis Jones).

Faith had just arrived home after getting her young daughter Alys Howells (Demi Letherby) back after she was kidanpped by corrupt police officers who were hounding her husband for a substantial amount of tainted money.

Although the thriller was littered with lies and betrayal, the picturesque scenes which provided the backdrop for the drama caught the attention of fans.

The drama is based in the fictional town of Abercorran but in reality, the scenes were shot in Laugharne, a small rural town based in county of Carmarthen.

Landmarks such as Laugharne Castle and Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse were kept out of shot to ensure viewers felt they had been transported to the fictional surroundings Faith and the other characters found themselves in.

No setting was more captivating than the Howells cottage, with Faith seen on many occasion contemplating the dramas of her life whilst looking out on the balcony to the estuary in the background.

Although several revelations were made outside of the property, just as many were unravelled inside the house such as Faith discovering Evan had been using a fake identity to live his double-life in the criminal underworld.

Scenes filmed made it seem the interior of the property was shot inside of the house, however, fans will be shocked to learn this was not the case.

Faith’s house, or Manon Cottage as it’s better known to it’s owners and the residents of Laugharne, was only ever used for its exterior to capture the stunning setting of the Welsh town.

Only using the exterior of our house


Speaking to exclusively to, the owners of Manon Cottage Mary and Eynon spilled all the backstage secrets for the production of the BBC thriller.

Mary recalled the couple didn’t have to move out the property, explaining: “They [producers] wanted us here because they might’ve wanted to know something about the house like the outside lights or they might’ve wanted blinds open or they might’ve want blinds closed because they were only using the exterior of our house, of course.

“Not the interior, that was in a studio,” Mary revealed.

With no changes being made to the property for filming purposes, Mary went on to add the couple were allowed to watch the scenes unfold live.

“We were just lucky enough to watch everything that was going on and when there were decking scenes, we could watch from the upstairs bedroom, so it was great.”

However, the couple weren’t let in on all the secrets, as Mary she and her husband weren’t given scripts prior to filming.

“It’s difficult to know what’s going on because you’re only seeing little bits,” Mary explained.

“You don’t really know what’s happening with the storyline.”

Viewers will be glad to know the property was also used for the upcoming season, which has already been screened in Wales as the drama is shot twice; once in English and once in Welsh.

Tonight’s episode will see Faith thrown back into the mystery surrounding Evan’s disappearance as the lawyer takes on the case of a local farmer who was accused of killing her husband.

Will more secrets and lies be revealed as Evan’s return rocks the tight-knit community?

Keeping Faith returns tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

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