This is not a criticism of this charming house, but nor is it a denial of my own predilections and atrocious tv addiction..
Can you imagine an American "great room" with the seating oriented to the hearth and the flat screen off-center, in an alcove?
(One question -when you open ceilings to the joists and rafters, is there any insulation? That's me all over, profligate with useless media, tight-fisted with the heating and cooling bills.)
Edit - should have read further.
“The building didn’t have any insulation at all, so when we took the ceilings back to the beams, we also took the roof tiles off and added a layer of insulation at the same time, which was a fairly large job!”