The onset of the breeding season sees an influx of large house spiders (Tegenaria species) scouring your home looking for a mate, with females seeking shelter to lay their eggs - hence why your home is the perfect place.
Don't worry: they are not dangerous and actually do us a favour by keeping household pests and bugs under control.
If you do find a spider in your house, don’t panic and don’t kill it unless you prefer pesky flies of course! Simply put a glass over it and slide a piece of paper beneath it and take it outside. Remember, spiders are harmless and beneficial to the environment, so please treat them humanely. You may never learn to love spiders, but you should definitely learn to live with them.