Hi I regret my original post and am sorry to cause you any concern I have lived in a number of old properties here in France and regularly find them in the old barns outbuildings and dark undisturbed areas but not once in the house I am sure that they will not cause you any harm
Don't worry, you didn't cause me any concern at all. The website I looked at explained that they aren't dangerous. I regularly visitfamily in California and I've came across the real thing on many occasions, and even they don't worry me too much. However, a friend who lives in Guildford gets, what I believe are funnel weavers, in her house - they can be HUGE and they can be scary!